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Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,486
Posted By Ride_Fast

Right, and we're talking about low end wheels in...

Right, and we're talking about low end wheels in this thread. Also, it shouldn't be a problem if you have the proper tools.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,486
Posted By Ride_Fast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3n5rilk1jk ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3n5rilk1jk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBEipbeKq1M
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,486
Posted By Ride_Fast

Less than a year old and fully serviced. Like I...

Less than a year old and fully serviced. Like I said, it's always the same story with cup n cone. They never feel perfect when they start wearing out. I didn't want this to turn into a cup n cone vs....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,486
Posted By Ride_Fast

Thank you all for the suggestions. I came across...

Thank you all for the suggestions. I came across these cheap wheelsets:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 02:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,486
Posted By Ride_Fast

Best budget wheelset

I currently own a set of Shimano RS11's that came with my first and only road bike. The wheels were used when I bought them and the bearings felt crunchy so I took them to my LBS and had them...
10-04-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By Ride_Fast

That's what happened when I used a plug that was...

That's what happened when I used a plug that was meant for carbon.

Ok, I thought the top cap also provided some security for the stem because it's pressing down on it. Apparently it doesn't matter...
10-02-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By Ride_Fast

Headset question

is it bad to fully tighten the top cap once the stem is adjusted and the bolts are tight? It wouldn't be pressing down on the headset so why not?
07-27-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,142
Posted By Ride_Fast

Fuji Track Pro X Fusion

Recently bought this bike and plan to use it on the streets. The problem is that the fork doesn't have the hole for a front brake. Can you guys help me find a fork that fits? I'm also willing to...
07-20-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By Ride_Fast

I just assumed the bearings would be greased...

I just assumed the bearings would be greased since the front part with the rubber piece was greased with a white paste. I was surprised when I took it out and saw that it was completely dry. I really...
07-19-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By Ride_Fast

Mine is almost 2 years old, it's still in good...

Mine is almost 2 years old, it's still in good shape. I should have greased the bearings right out of the box, but I figured it wasn't necessary. I think this might be the reason why people think...
07-19-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By Ride_Fast

That's impressive. The reason I ask is because on...

That's impressive. The reason I ask is because on my first build I had a similar problem and once I greased the non drive side the cranks were not spinning as freely despite the crunch going away....
07-19-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By Ride_Fast

GXP BB service

I was recently getting some really loud creaking from the drive side of my bottom bracket. I took it apart and noticed that the bearings on both sides were completely dry, no gunk, grease, nothing....
03-23-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By Ride_Fast

Multi system shoes and pedals

I recently found out about these types of shoes. They are marketed as "Road" shoes and that's why I never knew about them. The ones I've seen are compatible with both 2 bolt shimano cleats and the 3...
03-18-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By Ride_Fast

^Not bad. I would rather have wireless, but that...

^Not bad. I would rather have wireless, but that seems like a really good deal for the info you get.
03-18-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By Ride_Fast

Sorry about that. At my price range how many...

Sorry about that. At my price range how many features can I get in a good quality product? I've used my phone up this point but a lot of the times I forget to turn on strava. I would like a computer...
03-18-19, 04:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By Ride_Fast

Bike computers and watches

What are the best and most economical watches and computers for cycling? Price rage 80-120$ max.
12-28-18, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By Ride_Fast

I practice spinning as well. I have a spare wheel...

I practice spinning as well. I have a spare wheel with a 17 on one side and 16 on the other. All of my strava segments are very similar from 17-15 except for top speed, but usually the "average...
12-27-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By Ride_Fast

Ok, this is actually what I wanted to know....

Ok, this is actually what I wanted to know. Thanks.

For the experienced riders that have tried it all. What was your next move after 48x15? Did you make the obvious move of 48x14? The thing is you...
12-26-18, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By Ride_Fast

Gear Ratio

Hi everyone. My question today is what are the benefits of having a larger chainring? Also, for those of you who run big gears, what do you suggest? I currently run 48x15 and the next obvious one...
12-10-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By Ride_Fast

I have a track bike with a road style seat post....

I have a track bike with a road style seat post. It's a Giant carbon fiber "Race" seat post. Maybe water can get in through the seat entry, it's a clamp with an allen key bolt. I'll have to remove...
12-10-18, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By Ride_Fast

Bike holes

I'm referring to the holes near the dropout and rear brake. I covered those holes with electrical tape because water kept getting inside the frame. Should I keep them covered or does air need to...
Replies: 29
Views: 3,869
Posted By Ride_Fast

They are selling the information. I'm just...

They are selling the information. I'm just interested to see what their workout plan looks like on the track and in the gym. Actually, the whole point of this thread was to match what I do with some...
Replies: 29
Views: 3,869
Posted By Ride_Fast

For sure, but I think it's more difficult to get...

For sure, but I think it's more difficult to get fat on a high carb low fat vegan diet, unless most of your calories are coming from fat. And really, the only pitfall on this diet is Trans fats that...
Replies: 29
Views: 3,869
Posted By Ride_Fast

He bounced back saying that unused sugar turns...

He bounced back saying that unused sugar turns into body fat. How is the sugar not being used if I'm burning so many calories throughout the day? I don't own a car so we're not even adding how much I...
Replies: 29
Views: 3,869
Posted By Ride_Fast

This thread wasn't about diet. And for context,...

This thread wasn't about diet. And for context, not all fats are bad, just Saturated fat and Trans fats. Can you still be healthy consuming them? Yeah for sure, but you can also be healthy smoking...
Replies: 29
Views: 3,869
Posted By Ride_Fast

That excalated quickly ... (Not really). But we...

That excalated quickly ... (Not really). But we do have a massively different approach to diet. I can say that you're wrong and we can go back and fourth on that but I'm not going to get into that.
...
Replies: 29
Views: 3,869
Posted By Ride_Fast

That's the average on my cycling effort. If you...

That's the average on my cycling effort. If you count the calisthenics, or the weight training it's approximately 1851 calories in a day according to chronometer. Also, chono is showing me that I'm...
Replies: 29
Views: 3,869
Posted By Ride_Fast

I will aim to do local races whenever possible....

I will aim to do local races whenever possible. Diet is covered. I'm a strict high carb, low fat vegan. And with all the fat I eat it is still irrelevant when I'm burning 900-1000 calories in every...
Replies: 29
Views: 3,869
Posted By Ride_Fast

I wouldn't mind having a coach, actually. Just...

I wouldn't mind having a coach, actually. Just how intense was it? What kind of work did you do? Also, how much is too much? If you only did two sessions a week how often do you really need to ride...
Replies: 29
Views: 3,869
Posted By Ride_Fast

Thank you for replying. All of the information...

Thank you for replying. All of the information you provided is very useful, specially the third and fourth link. That's the kind of information I was looking for. Just a general guide as to what kind...
Replies: 29
Views: 3,869
Posted By Ride_Fast

Training program

I've been looking around the web but I couldn't find any information on track training. I was thinking of sharing what I do for training and maybe some of the more experienced people here can give me...
06-06-18, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By Ride_Fast

Here's an update on the BB situation. I found out...

Here's an update on the BB situation. I found out what was causing the sound/ play and it was a very simple fix. All I had to do was remove the white paste, clean out the inside with WD40 and a rag,...
06-01-18, 01:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By Ride_Fast

It's the one on the right. Should I force it out...

It's the one on the right. Should I force it out by hand or is there a proper way to remove it?



Good info, I saved the document for future reference. Do you think it's worth it? Would it be...
05-30-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By Ride_Fast

Maybe what I'm referring to is not a dust cap....

Maybe what I'm referring to is not a dust cap. I'm talking about the cap that spins, I'm pretty sure it's on the drive side. It has 2, or 3 dots on it, I thought that would be an indication of the...
05-30-18, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,350
Posted By Ride_Fast

^ Yes, it was a "collision" Since the...

^ Yes, it was a "collision"

Since the wheels and fork were still under warranty I went ahead and replaced them. I'll go visit my local bike shop later and ask their opinion on the frame. Nothing...
05-30-18, 02:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By Ride_Fast

Brand new. I'm not familiar with the term "faced"...

Brand new. I'm not familiar with the term "faced" I just greased the threads and installed, that's it.
05-30-18, 01:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,350
Posted By Ride_Fast

Accident

I was hit by a car earlier this month and I'm worried about the safety of my frame. The car wasn't going very fast, maybe 15mph? I was going around 12. My front wheel made contact in between the...
05-30-18, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By Ride_Fast

GXP BB service

I posted this twice in the "Single Speed & Fixed Gear" section a few days ago and it was closed. I figured that it would be the appropriate section since the topic of concern deals with a track...
03-02-18, 02:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,708
Posted By Ride_Fast

I've come across some nice frames and I wanted to...

I've come across some nice frames and I wanted to know what you guys think.

The first one is this vintage Japanese Soma Competition for 125$
...
02-05-18, 01:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,708
Posted By Ride_Fast

So save a little bit more money and get a Big...

So save a little bit more money and get a Big Block? I've also seen some nature boys for sale but I would rather get something that has a "true track" geometry.

What about this bike in comparison...
02-04-18, 06:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,708
Posted By Ride_Fast

What do you guys think of Bianchi pista?...

What do you guys think of Bianchi pista? Specifically this one Pista | Bianchi USA (http://www.bianchiusa.com/bikes/track/pista/)

is the frame any good?
is it heavy?
Would it be better than a...
02-04-18, 06:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,926
Posted By Ride_Fast

I've had experience riding in florida and I agree...

I've had experience riding in florida and I agree 100% that it's the worst place for cycling.
01-25-18, 10:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,379
Posted By Ride_Fast

Right. I guess that even if I made the conversion...

Right. I guess that even if I made the conversion it would still be inferior unless you're a "steel is real" kinda guy. But it's interesting to read your opinions.
01-25-18, 10:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,379
Posted By Ride_Fast

Bike trade

Someone offered to trade me this bike:

Schwinn Le Tour 1984
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j85/section912/s-l1600.jpg

For a my work bike:

Motobecane Fixie Cafe (Upgrade)
...
01-25-18, 06:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,708
Posted By Ride_Fast

Ok, so if you had 500-600$ what bike would you...

Ok, so if you had 500-600$ what bike would you get? You can still get a bike with the same components like kenda, velo and VP for 700-800$.



Would you say that it's a one of a kind bike or have...
01-25-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,615
Posted By Ride_Fast

Thank you, I went with the glider. I will update...

Thank you, I went with the glider. I will update when I have ridden it for a good amount of miles.
01-25-18, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By Ride_Fast

I do have the cone wrenches. Replacing the cones...

I do have the cone wrenches. Replacing the cones did the trick, but the front wheel has very slight contact. I'm fine with that as long as it spins smoothly.
01-15-18, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,615
Posted By Ride_Fast

Selle SMP Stratos vs. Glider

Any of you own one of these? For those who've tried both, which one do you like better and why?

If you have better suggestion by all means share.
01-15-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,708
Posted By Ride_Fast

I ride an aluminum frame with carbon fork and...

I ride an aluminum frame with carbon fork and seatpost, it has a similar geometry to the all city nature boy. I wouldn't consider it "harsh", but then again I don't have a steel bike to compare it to.
01-15-18, 01:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,708
Posted By Ride_Fast

But why? What is it that you dislike about...

But why? What is it that you dislike about Aventon? There's nothing cheap about the Cordoba. It's well constructed and brings good components. For 459$ I think it's a great deal.
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