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Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,960
Posted By Eric F

I left those in my other bibs.

I left those in my other bibs.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,960
Posted By WhyFi

Do you dislike your bike that much? :twitchy: ...

Do you dislike your bike that much? :twitchy:

In all seriousness, a typical trainer is the last place that I'd practice sprinting; I personally won't go beyond a seated sprint on the trainer....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,824
Posted By DaveSSS

If a presta valve is used, the answer is none. ...

If a presta valve is used, the answer is none. When a tire is inflated, the presta valve seals as soon as you stop pumping. The only way to lower the pressure in the tire is to disconnect the pump...
03-19-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,412
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Well, the Bdop pads arrived today. Talk about...

Well, the Bdop pads arrived today. Talk about rapid sevice. :thumb:
Anyway, they actually provide enough drop to use the 700c wheels that were originally planned for this build, so I think the owner...
03-14-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,412
Posted By sovende

I'm not saying that you are wrong about the...

I'm not saying that you are wrong about the pricing, just that it is more that I'd be willing to pay to fix the situation presented by the OP if it was for a bike that I was going to keep and ride. I...
03-12-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,412
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Thanks for checking in Bob. Looks like that's the...

Thanks for checking in Bob. Looks like that's the option the owner wants to go with,
03-10-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,412
Posted By cyclist_obscura

consider your intended tire width: ...

consider your intended tire width:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1112364-650-bdop-cautionary-tale.html
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 807
Posted By Dean V

If the freewheel is dragging it will overcome the...

If the freewheel is dragging it will overcome the tension in the chain from the rear derailleur.
This would make the chain droop on the top when coasting and create a slack feeling to the drive on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 807
Posted By Dean V

I doubt the freewheel in his single speed...

I doubt the freewheel in his single speed sprocket is any quicker to engage than what his geared bike is.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,693
Posted By JohnDThompson

I've always preferred to put the least worn tire...

I've always preferred to put the least worn tire on the front, for better handling. When the rear wears out, I move the front tire to the rear and put the new tire on the front.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,693
Posted By easyupbug

Wow, tire rotation. 70 years in Southern AZ has...

Wow, tire rotation. 70 years in Southern AZ has taught and reinforced many times (everything has thorns/spines) that even I can bring a blown rear tire to a safe stop. Loosing steering control with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,693
Posted By WhyFi

Uh, one of those quotes is completely unqualified...

Uh, one of those quotes is completely unqualified (not explaining why they replace as soon as it starts to show signs of squaring off) and another isn't addressing wear per se, but rather the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,693
Posted By Dean V

I know it effects the handling because I have...

I know it effects the handling because I have done it and it was definitely noticeable.
Just makes the bike feel a bit weird on the initial turn in.
Nothing that is hard to manage but not right and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,693
Posted By datlas

Correct. New tire goes on front. Move front to...

Correct. New tire goes on front. Move front to rear.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,693
Posted By Dean V

Squared off tyres on the front do not handle very...

Squared off tyres on the front do not handle very well.
Also more likely to puncture which is less desirable on the front.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,693
Posted By datlas

Yeah, I think thatís the answer. I am surprised...

Yeah, I think thatís the answer. I am surprised no one else mentioned it earlier.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,693
Posted By woodcraft

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,693
Posted By WhyFi

Man, that tire's got a lot of miles left it in....

Man, that tire's got a lot of miles left it in. Send it to datlas if you take it off after the weekend.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,451
Posted By Rides4Beer

I don't care what people put on their bikes. But...

I don't care what people put on their bikes. But if a price seems too good to be true, it usually is.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,451
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Handlebar bag scam

I don't know how many people in here have already heard of this. I'm not posting a warning, I'm posting "hey this is really bizarre, read it when you get bored." Road cyclists don't use handlebar...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By Psimet2001

Only one real reason I don't list weights - My...

Only one real reason I don't list weights - My plugins I use on wordpress to allow for building the wheels on the site don't really offer the ability to do the weights. I have thought of putting the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 01:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By Branko D

I just tore off or cut off any loose threads off...

I just tore off or cut off any loose threads off Contis, never thought twice of it. It hasn't created any issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Have had threads come off since using Continental...

Have had threads come off since using Continental GP and 2000's way back when. Had the threads wrap onto my hub nuts and unravel so that there is a string wrapped around. Never been a safety issue....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By mstateglfr

Cut em off, burn em off, go fight win! Conti...

Cut em off, burn em off, go fight win!

Conti tires do that.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,006
Posted By WhyFi

If you think that your hoods are as secure as...

If you think that your hoods are as secure as your drops, you haven't used your drops nearly enough.



Then you should work on the rest of your setup. Drop bars should give you multiple viable...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By johngwheeler

Thanks for the suggestions! This makes sense...

Thanks for the suggestions! This makes sense given the new shoes are a bit longer and the ball of my foot may well be further forward relative to the cleat. I'll try 4-5mm to see how I go.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,658
Posted By Kapusta

Who would have thought that in a global pandemic...

Who would have thought that in a global pandemic with disruptions to supply chains that prices would go up?

I'm shocked.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,827
Posted By WhyFi

Eh. I think that a lot of things will go wireless...

Eh. I think that a lot of things will go wireless and electronic, but I don't see brakes on bikes going that route very soon. The liability of failure for a fly-by-wire braking system is just too...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,879
Posted By cxwrench

You don't need to change anything, just ride your...

You don't need to change anything, just ride your bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By Psimet2001

To a great extent it doesn't really matter what...

To a great extent it doesn't really matter what you can see or not. If there was a seal there and now there isn't then you need to put one back there. If I misread that and there was just a bit of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By big john

If you can see it dirt can get in. If you're only...

If you can see it dirt can get in. If you're only riding it on clean, dry roads and not putting a ton of miles on it then it will probably be ok. If dirt/grit gets in there that could be bad.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,330
Posted By cielovia

I don't see how it could be more breathable than...

I don't see how it could be more breathable than a decent road kit.

The thin chamois and lack of pockets is a no for me, plus I'd never ride in the sleeveless option. Both slower (skin is slower...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,658
Posted By WhyFi

The Carbon Man is a malicious fellow, though....

The Carbon Man is a malicious fellow, though. He'll do you dirty, obv.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,658
Posted By Velo Vol

Show your work.

Show your work.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,658
Posted By mstateglfr

A closeout sale ultegra carbon synapse for $1500...

A closeout sale ultegra carbon synapse for $1500 would have been a steal and is a distant exception on the pricing spectrum.

Your quote is basically comparing a heavily discounted season ending...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-21, 03:16 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,751
Posted By veganbikes

The mainstream ocean shipping industry want you...

The mainstream ocean shipping industry want you to think it was a storm. It was actually the secret Jewish Space Lasers controlled by Jim Felt. Jim Felt's real name is actually Feltleburgawitz but he...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,751
Posted By Koyote

The Long Beach Port unloaded over 8 million TEUs...

The Long Beach Port unloaded over 8 million TEUs in 2020. It seems pretty fretful to wonder if your bike was in one of those 1800 containers that was bound for the port and ended up in the ocean.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,751
Posted By wgscott

Khmerica

Khmerica
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,751
Posted By GlennR

Maybe the ship was sunk by lasers from space?

Maybe the ship was sunk by lasers from space?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,751
Posted By WhyFi

They are, but which country in Cambodia is...

They are, but which country in Cambodia is anybody's guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,007
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Personally, I'd welcome well designed and...

Personally, I'd welcome well designed and integrated storage built into the frame. Storage that handles a standard pair of tire levers, a tube, etc. The normal things you'd always want with you on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 02:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 451
Posted By aplcr0331

Yes, all of the above.Specialized, Giant, and...

Yes, all of the above.Specialized, Giant, and Canyon increase prices (https://road.cc/content/news/specialized-canyon-and-giant-increase-bike-prices-278405)
ĒSeveral major bike brands have increased...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,832
Posted By guadzilla

Reality and he dont seem to have EVER crossed...

Reality and he dont seem to have EVER crossed paths.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,832
Posted By WhyFi

His entire line of reasoning rests on the...

His entire line of reasoning rests on the unassailable foundation of him being right. Anyone that sees it differently is wrong, because he is right. Any facts that contradict him must be lies,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,832
Posted By WhyFi

^ Just like the scummy customer I was saying,...

^ Just like the scummy customer I was saying, you're very upset at someone pointing out your favorite tactics, and will conntinue with saying anything - any lie, insult, or abuse - to try to keep...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,832
Posted By guadzilla

As someone who runs a small business, I can...

As someone who runs a small business, I can assure you that there ARE customers you want to lose. Simply not worth the hassle. By caving in to ridiculous demands, you only encourage this sort of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,832
Posted By guadzilla

Your entire argument is: "the fact that you...

Your entire argument is: "the fact that you pointed out that someone is wrong makes you wrong" - and you followed it up by "the fact that you pointed out that my argument is wrong makes you wrong".
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,832
Posted By WhyFi

I think that it's less that you've been...

I think that it's less that you've been misunderstood publicly and more that you've publicly misunderstood. *shrug*
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,832
Posted By WhyFi

I believe it, but you fell down on this one,...

I believe it, but you fell down on this one, because you wouldn't be saying this -



...because what's actually happening is this -



They weren't asking for a refund or a return - they...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,832
Posted By WhyFi

This is some delusional stuff. Kudos.

This is some delusional stuff. Kudos.
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