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Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 02:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,041
Posted By sean.hwy

I can't tell the difference between kmc, shimano,...

I can't tell the difference between kmc, shimano, durace, sram chains and I usually have 3 on rotations. I soak my chains to clean them so I need a few chains.

Maybe if I only used one chain I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,409
Posted By msu2001la

White Industry hubs are fantastic and should last...

White Industry hubs are fantastic and should last a very long time. I'd agree with others that lacing up some new rims/spokes to those WI hubs would be the way I'd go. Spend the money on spokes and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,409
Posted By himespau

If you like your hubs, you can get a set of Light...

If you like your hubs, you can get a set of Light Bicycle rims for ~400 for the pair, spend less than $200 on spokes and nipples and either learn to build it yourself or find someone to do it for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,409
Posted By SoSmellyAir

These are some of the nicest alloy wheels! ...

These are some of the nicest alloy wheels!



Between these two sets I would choose the 23 mm model. While a 1,630 g wheelset is not heavy, you can feel the 180 g difference every time you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,409
Posted By chaadster

maartendc you may want to check in with Boyd...

maartendc you may want to check in with Boyd regarding release of the new Altamont. It was a really nice, 30mm deep, aluminum, aero wheel before, but new rim manufacturer and some other cool update...
Forum: Touring
06-30-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,310
Posted By staehpj1

Just noting that folks will run a really wide...

Just noting that folks will run a really wide range of tires for touring. The Rene Herse 700x44 Endurance casing @ 425g and while a lot wider is way lighter than the widest marathon plus (700x38 and...
Forum: Touring
06-28-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,310
Posted By gauvins

There's no single best. You can get hard data on...

There's no single best. You can get hard data on rolling and puncture resistance from this site (https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/tour-reviews). The best tire for your circumstances will...
Forum: Touring
06-28-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,310
Posted By a_d_a_m

I had Schwalbe Marathons on my Kona Sutra as that...

I had Schwalbe Marathons on my Kona Sutra as that is what they were spec'd with. The front sustained a sidewall failure, and was replaced with a Panaracer Tour. I'm still running the Schwalbe on the...
Forum: Touring
06-28-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,310
Posted By timdow

i would l still go with the Marathon Plus. If...

i would l still go with the Marathon Plus. If you want a slightly more aggressive tire, take a look at the Marathon Plus Tour, which has the same the puncture protection but different tread.
Forum: Touring
06-28-22, 03:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,310
Posted By indyfabz

Conti Top Contact II. I ride the 37c, which are...

Conti Top Contact II. I ride the 37c, which are labeled 35c on the box but are really 37c. Just got done with some more unpaved roads, including hilly ones, last month. Havenít flatted on tour since...
Forum: Touring
06-28-22, 02:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,310
Posted By Yan

I use the various versions of the Schwabe...

I use the various versions of the Schwabe Marathon in either 32 or 35 width, depending on whatever is on sale. They have great puncture resistance and very long life.

If you want good on road...
Forum: Touring
06-01-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,714
Posted By pstock

reply from RouteYou

here's a reply I got from RouteYou when I asked them why their Elevation estimates were so high.

Thanks Peter
I think you are correct to say that the RouteYou D+ of 2687m are on the high side....
Forum: Touring
05-28-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,356
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I try to put the most dense stuff in the bottom...

I try to put the most dense stuff in the bottom of the panniers, least dense stuff on top. Thus, my tools are in the bottom. Clothing, sleeping bag and other light stuff is on top.

I think the...
Forum: Touring
05-28-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,356
Posted By djb

The lower down aspect is something that I notice,...

The lower down aspect is something that I notice, and partly why I got this rack. As you've seen, there are also aluminum models with similar lower pannier rails.
Oh, are you Dutch?
Forum: Touring
05-27-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By headwind15

You need to expand your search beyond...

You need to expand your search beyond availability at the airport. Another source, would to find out if there is a bike shop or motorcycle store in Trujillo that you may find a bike box. I...
Forum: Touring
05-27-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,356
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You should be happy with it. It looks very...

You should be happy with it. It looks very similar to the Logo EVO that I have been using for a decade.
Forum: Touring
05-27-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,356
Posted By staehpj1

Some like a wider platform on top. I like to...

Some like a wider platform on top. I like to keep it narrow. I figure why have the load wider than necessary? Panniers aren't going to be aero but having them in tighter to the centerline of the...
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,356
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I was wrong, he returned.

I was wrong, he returned.
Forum: Touring
05-13-22, 02:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By reredereara

Bicycles on Trains (Germany + Italy)

Hi there,

partner and I will be partially cycling through parts of Germany and Italy this summer. Due to time constraints we will have to take a few trains and just wanted to make sure this is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,914
Posted By cyclezen

Don't think there needs a 'solution'. my take...

Don't think there needs a 'solution'.
my take on the initial OP was it's an observation. Didn't take it as a rant. Of course in subsequent posts comes the opinion. But that's ok also. We all have...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,914
Posted By SoSmellyAir

In that case, it is up to you, maartendc, to...

In that case, it is up to you, maartendc, to organize a cycling event for just you and your friends (who do not want to partake in those organized events, i.e., bike shows) to show them how enjoyable...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,088
Posted By blacknbluebikes

If you're not at least 5'9" tall, I would not let...

If you're not at least 5'9" tall, I would not let you close to a 56 frame. If you're looking for a tri-TT bike, you should wait. Those bikes come onto Ebay all the time, "I don't do Tri's anymore,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,914
Posted By woodcraft

There is that, but I have run a rest stop at my...

There is that, but I have run a rest stop at my club's century event for quite a few years, & so get a pretty good look at the field of bikes. Generally ~3,000 riders in a well-to-do area.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,914
Posted By cyclezen

...Knowing that you qualified this OP with...

...Knowing that you qualified this OP with another post...
Event/rides... for many, maybe most riders are a challenge and also a 'coming out', like a rock concert, a gathering.
So I expect many to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,914
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I live in an affluent county where cycling is...

I live in an affluent county where cycling is quite popular due to the climate and the local infrastructure. So I see plenty of high end road bikes during my rides. But once there is some distance,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,914
Posted By Polaris OBark

Congratulations! You now qualify for American...

Congratulations! You now qualify for American citizenship.

Amongst the many ways you can celebrate this momentous occasion is to engage in profligate consumption; it's New Bike Day. When you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,914
Posted By PeteHski

What I tend to notice most on events are:- ...

What I tend to notice most on events are:-

1. Guys on £10k+ superbikes getting off for the walk of shame up steep climbs. That is never a good look!
2. Really quick guys riding an old shed. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,914
Posted By indyfabz

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf3Ey2tR-Oc

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf3Ey2tR-Oc
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,903
Posted By eduskator

The new Bolt has a color screen, FYI. I had one...

The new Bolt has a color screen, FYI. I had one before my current Roam (the black and white one) and even under direct sunlight, it was very easy to read. The screen isn't reflective so it helps......
04-19-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,194
Posted By chaadster

Iíve been getting updates on the Bolt v.2 quite...

Iíve been getting updates on the Bolt v.2 quite often, seemingly weekly since I picked one up about a month ago. Iíve not experienced any of the problems reported by some users, but cannot say...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-22, 04:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By GhostRider62

75km will be plenty challenging with your current...

75km will be plenty challenging with your current base. Good decision to go with your friend.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By superdex

whichever route has more opportunities for...

whichever route has more opportunities for frites. are you racing? no? then does it matter? you'll be fine. 30Km isn't that much different, but those extra 400m climbing might hurt a little. Take...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah it's been discussed a lot. I think I have a...

Yeah it's been discussed a lot. I think I have a blog entry on it as well on my site. That said - I deal with Enduro a lot. ABEC 3 bearings just don't tend to last as long as the 5's. Most likely...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By merlinextraligh

I think you can do either one you want from your...

I think you can do either one you want from your description. However there are several data points we don't have. such as,
1) how old are you?
2) how is your general health
3) how much do you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By blacknbluebikes

The question is, actually, "what do you have to...

The question is, actually, "what do you have to do the next day?"
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By eduskator

Only you can know the answer! Personally, I'd go...

Only you can know the answer! Personally, I'd go with the shorter one. You most likely lost cardio and strength over the winter. We all do, except those Zwift freaks who ride even more during...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By noimagination

You should have enough experience to know if you...

You should have enough experience to know if you have the gearing and the fitness to survive the climbing. Otherwise, I think it would depend on what type of "scary" you're feeling. The kind that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 03:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By yaw

Always the bigger one that feels like pushing it....

Always the bigger one that feels like pushing it. You will make it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By Russ Roth

Get a higher grade abec, my skates have 7 and...

Get a higher grade abec, my skates have 7 and they're very noticeable vs the 3s I'd previously used, would have to assume the same would be true for bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By cxwrench

This has been discussed countless times over many...

This has been discussed countless times over many years. Ceramic bearings are a complete waste of money on a bicycle. Any part of a bicycle. Ceramic bearings are great for very high rpm applications,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By robbyville

I was a huge fan of the toupe shape but they...

I was a huge fan of the toupe shape but they changed it a few years ago. still good but not as. I measured my sit bones on the specialized foam board and although I had always used saddles in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-22, 02:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By tangerineowl

Was on a Toupe for a while, then started doing a...

Was on a Toupe for a while, then started doing a bit more climbing, so looked at the Romin with its more raised rear.
Ended up on a Fabric Scoop Shallow model. Has a similar rear raise height to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By Sy Reene

Try out the Selle Italia SP-01. Eg.. not too...

Try out the Selle Italia SP-01. Eg.. not too pricey if it doesn't work out:
SELLE ITALIA SP-01...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,260
Posted By veganbikes

From what I have read here it sounds like they...

From what I have read here it sounds like they were quite accountable and offered you a replacement fork. If your fork is cracked and they offered a replacement that sounds like you got what you...
06-15-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

M6x1, 6mm diameter x 1 mm per thread. length...

M6x1, 6mm diameter x 1 mm per thread. length about 10mm although with a washer or two longer can be "made" shorter. Andy
06-15-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By andrewclaus

I think the washer is as important as the screw....

I think the washer is as important as the screw. If you have the washer, a metric allen cap screw can be bought at a good hardware store, probably 5 mm. If you don't have the washer, it may be better...
03-25-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,893
Posted By tFUnK

I second the checking of the b screw. Confirm...

I second the checking of the b screw. Confirm it's not preventing the rd from threading on flush, and also maybe back off a few turns so that there's less distance between the top pulley and the cogs.
03-25-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,893
Posted By jadocs

The cage sure looks bent to me. If that is the...

The cage sure looks bent to me. If that is the case, adjusting the hanger is not going to solve that. Check the hanger alignment and make sure it's straight, but if your cage is bent you will have to...
03-25-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,893
Posted By hrdknox1

I don't think the cage is bent. It looks like...

I don't think the cage is bent. It looks like your derailleur is threaded crooked into the hanger. There appears to be a larger gap at the bottom where it screws into the hanger than at the top. It...
03-25-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,893
Posted By LV2TNDM

It wouldn't be a bad idea to also check dropout...

It wouldn't be a bad idea to also check dropout alignment when checking the derailleur hanger. Start with your foundation and work your way up. That said, the photo from below shows the chain and/or...
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