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Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,446
Posted By bruce19

If you do a search I think you will find...

If you do a search I think you will find information that suggests the old "narrow tire = faster speed" belief is no longer considered to be accurate.
05-12-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By T-Mar

I can't confirm the size but 25.8mm was a common...

I can't confirm the size but 25.8mm was a common size and typically the next step above 25.4mm.

Take a wide, flat bladed screwdriver and insert into the top of the cinch slot at the back of the...
05-11-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By JohnDThompson

Presumably, the original 3/32" wide chain worked...

Presumably, the original 3/32" wide chain worked well enough for you to wear it out. You might be able to cobble something up to make the SA tensioner wider (spacers between the pulleys and the cage,...
05-10-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Bad idea. Ti is not as strong per cross...

Bad idea. Ti is not as strong per cross sectional area as steel, so a part designed to be made from steel but then Ti is swapped in will result in a significantly weaker part. If you are a very...
05-10-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By DaveSSS

If the clip is in place properly, there should be...

If the clip is in place properly, there should be no significant side play possible. If the crank bolt is removed and the left crank removed, the right side crank arm should have minimal play, with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 9,775
Posted By Eric F

You don't have enough knowledge or experience to...

You don't have enough knowledge or experience to make those kinds of judgements. I also find it interesting that in your other thread, you have expressed concern about the aluminum wheels on your...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,642
Posted By tomato coupe

I hate to state the obvious, but if you write a...

I hate to state the obvious, but if you write a review you will be taking away from riding time. If you want to maximize use of your new bike, you should delete your account now.

And yet, you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,721
Posted By Jack Tone

You're obviously an experienced mechanic. Can you...

You're obviously an experienced mechanic. Can you explain why anything about the wheels would make "tires bulge"?
05-09-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Loose balls will require 11 per side. 1/4".

Loose balls will require 11 per side.
1/4".
05-09-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By Dan Burkhart

The Velocity website says the A23 has a tubeless...

The Velocity website says the A23 has a tubeless ready design. In an earlier reply, I specified current generation A23, because earlier generations were not as far as I know...
05-09-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By dsaul

It's a bad idea. Powder coating is fairly thick...

It's a bad idea. Powder coating is fairly thick and will probably be thick enough to prevent the post from even fitting in the frame. If you could get it to fit, you would need to make sure you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 623
Posted By hubcyclist

Speed can be a bad metric to go with because I...

Speed can be a bad metric to go with because I can average 22 when I’m going hard alone but can average 26-27 in a crit when drafting and various people are pulling in front. You’d of course be in...
05-07-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By oldbobcat

There is. I tried setting up my Ksyrium SLs for...

There is. I tried setting up my Ksyrium SLs for tubeless and the beads would not lock. Glad I gave up before filling the tire with sealant.

The lesson is, if you don't know for sure, tape the rim....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 623
Posted By smashndash

USAC allows one day licenses too, I believe. ...

USAC allows one day licenses too, I believe.

OP, have you done any fast group rides? Find one that has some racers in it. They'll be able to tell you what the local scene is like better than any...
05-06-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 9,213
Posted By msu2001la

I'm more of a "wanna be Giro" type of rider,...

I'm more of a "wanna be Giro" type of rider, myself.
05-06-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 9,213
Posted By caloso

(Giving this post the benefit of the doubt that...

(Giving this post the benefit of the doubt that it is not a troll post.)

Why do you doubt that they race?
05-06-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 600
Posted By gsa103

The big difference is that tube can move relative...

The big difference is that tube can move relative to tire carcass. So as the tube flexes and distorts the sealant plug gets knocked loose. With a tubeless tire, the carcass is thicker and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Badger6

You cannot install the non-drive side (left)...

You cannot install the non-drive side (left) crank arm incorrectly. The splines are keyed, meaning they are not equally sized and spaced, to ensure that the left arm can only be installed onto the...
05-03-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 5,319
Posted By genejockey

There are lots of things one can do to virtually...

There are lots of things one can do to virtually any exercise to make it "a better workout", i.e. require more effort to do. If you ONLY ride a bike for exercise, sure, get a heavy bike. Hell, fill...
05-03-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,557
Posted By cb400bill

WalMart wants to sell bikes. Disc brakes, just...

WalMart wants to sell bikes. Disc brakes, just like suspensions, helps WalMart sell those bikes. It really doesn't matter to WalMart whether these items are beneficial or not.
Replies: 18
Views: 662
Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle is an upper entry level, boom...

The subject bicycle is an upper entry level, boom era, UE8 that is missing the lighting system. fenders and racks.
05-01-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By P!N20

So the 1/8 chain is for single speed and the 3/32...

So the 1/8 chain is for single speed and the 3/32 is for multiple gears.

The 3/32 won’t mesh with the chainring teeth, and the 1/8 won’t flex enough to change gears...it may not even fit between...
04-29-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By icemilkcoffee

There are millions of 130mm hub wheels out there....

There are millions of 130mm hub wheels out there. Is there a particular reason why you need to jam a 135mm hub into that frame that likely started out as 120mm, and then got stretched to 126mm, and...
04-29-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 981
Posted By redcon1

That's what I was thinking. Look for the remains...

That's what I was thinking. Look for the remains of an alloy Silca frame pump nearby. :lol:
04-29-21, 04:44 AM
04-25-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The reason to adjust the B screw is to change the...

The reason to adjust the B screw is to change the gap between the large cog and the der's guide pulley. Have you test shifted the system after adjusting the screw or are you assuming the der will...
04-25-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The SA advice is to install the wheel, setting...

The SA advice is to install the wheel, setting the drive chain's tension (actually it's lack of tension but that's another thread). Then the indicator chain is fully threaded in and backed off only...
04-24-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By T-Mar

Actually, it's neither Velosport nor Velo Sport....

Actually, it's neither Velosport nor Velo Sport. Technically, it's Vélo Sport, with an acute accent on the 'e'. The Criterium appears to have been a one year model from 1981. OEM spec was Shimano...
04-23-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By dsbrantjr

A different cage length is not going to help with...

A different cage length is not going to help with a too-short chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 903
Posted By noodle soup

Campagnolo and Mavic have been 11 speed...

Campagnolo and Mavic have been 11 speed compatible since the days of 9 speed
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 903
Posted By Psimet2001

*sigh* - this is like running into a huge...

*sigh* - this is like running into a huge gathering and asking everyone what religion they like best.

There are too many things here to unravel all of them. I'll hit the high points.

Yes the...
04-21-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,189
Posted By Phil_gretz

Let's see... Your "friend" told you: (1) Mr....

Let's see...

Your "friend" told you: (1) Mr. Tuffy liners won't work, (2) patch innertube with Gorilla Tape, and (3) go tubeless with your stock 26" rims.

I can't say anything nice about your...
04-21-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By cyccommute

I wouldn’t be quick to say that it will work. It...

I wouldn’t be quick to say that it will work. It depends on how close the crank is to the frame. If you have a mountain bike or a frame with large diameter tubes, moving the crank inward might...
04-20-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,916
Posted By Reflector Guy

That comes from eating too much pie! :P

That comes from eating too much pie! :P
04-18-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Good, then my thoughts don't apply. Andy

Good, then my thoughts don't apply. Andy
04-18-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The first thing I thought is what was the chain...

The first thing I thought is what was the chain tension like during the 4000 miles of use? Any tension is the wrong answer:) Hubs, freewheels (if single speed) and BBs don't like getting loaded by a...
04-14-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By cxwrench

Undo the cable from the derailleur and see if it...

Undo the cable from the derailleur and see if it moves smoothly. Also check the cable, is there a bunch of drag when you press the 'downshift' paddle on the shifter? This is pretty simple stuff....
04-14-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By freeranger

The more teeth on the largest cog of the rear...

The more teeth on the largest cog of the rear cassette, and the less teeth on the small front chainring, the easier it will be to climb a hill. You want something with a 1 to 1 ratio, or less. So if...
04-12-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It's because this very common problem is in the...

It's because this very common problem is in the shifter.
The lube has gummed up enough that the pawl can't "snap" back into place quickly enough to catch the detent for the middle ring.
Flush the...
04-11-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By dsbrantjr

A noise every pedal revolution is unlikely to be...

A noise every pedal revolution is unlikely to be caused by the chain, more likely pedals, chainrings or other items which run at crank speed. Try swapping your pedals for a known-quiet pair,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 05:40 PM
04-10-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By dedhed

I personally would just be reusing that one. ...

I personally would just be reusing that one.
...
04-08-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Does the old tube have a bulge at the valve base?...

Does the old tube have a bulge at the valve base? If tubes don't fit fully against the rim bed right about the valve the tube will try to expand into that space and the tube can stretch. In time this...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 9,775
Posted By genejockey

That's the wonder of the internet. Google...

That's the wonder of the internet. Google anything you're worried about, and you can find a number of people telling you not only are you right to worry about it, but here are 10 things that are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 9,775
Posted By big john

I don't know why you'd think that.

I don't know why you'd think that.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 9,775
Posted By big john

10 pounds? Frame weights are generally around 4...

10 pounds? Frame weights are generally around 4 pounds for steel, 3 pounds for aluminum or titanium, and carbon fiber frames can be under 2 pounds but some are 3 pounds. So if you had aluminum and...
04-05-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,314
Posted By Shay Howe

Just to get'em started. Those shut off once it's...

Just to get'em started. Those shut off once it's warm and running. :thumb:
04-02-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 801
Posted By Ghazmh

Perhaps you should turn it upside down, fill it...

Perhaps you should turn it upside down, fill it with potting soil and use it as a planter. You could hang it from the chin strap!
04-01-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Jeff Wills

You need a derailleur made by M.C.Escher. ...

You need a derailleur made by M.C.Escher.

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04-01-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 801
Posted By Koyote

Having cracked a few helmets in crashes, I advise...

Having cracked a few helmets in crashes, I advise against choosing a helmet on the basis of retro style points.
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