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10-17-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 498
Posted By Lazyass

Of course. There's no real difference between...

Of course. There's no real difference between brazed and welded except brazed probably looks better to most people and it's usually more expensive since it takes the builder more time because there's...
10-17-21, 02:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Lazyass

Man that's it. If I wasn't 682 miles away I'd be...

Man that's it. If I wasn't 682 miles away I'd be all over it. I've come to the conclusion I will never find a bike like that near me.
10-17-21, 02:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 483
Posted By Lazyass

My average morning ride is 25-35 miles and I...

My average morning ride is 25-35 miles and I never stop. And I live in the country with little traffic and rarely have to come to a complete stop at intersections so I can rack up miles fast. My town...
10-17-21, 01:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 498
Posted By Lazyass

The ride quality of these modern hydroformed...

The ride quality of these modern hydroformed aluminum frames are very nice. You'll notice more difference with tires/pressures than frame material. I'd rather have a good alu bike than mid range...
10-17-21, 01:43 AM
Replies: 2,109
Views: 232,415
Posted By Lazyass

I can't comment but I'm glad you posted them. I...

I can't comment but I'm glad you posted them. I think I'll try them myself, they look perfect for me.
10-17-21, 01:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By Lazyass

Another possible issue with the seatpost is that...

Another possible issue with the seatpost is that it can creak if it goes down really far inside of the seat tube. My saddles are set a little lower than average and I've had a couple of really long...
10-17-21, 01:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By Lazyass

I don't like low spoke count wheels. I broke a...

I don't like low spoke count wheels. I broke a spoke nipple on a light 24H single speed rear wheel this summer and it was thrown so out of true that the tire rubbed the paint off the inside of my...
10-17-21, 01:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 393
Posted By Lazyass

The Orgin8 Torqlite is a really nice bottom...

The Orgin8 Torqlite is a really nice bottom bracket, I've had a couple of them. Pretty light with a hollow chromo spindle and a decent price.
10-17-21, 01:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 677
Posted By Lazyass

I had a first generation Diverge with skewers and...

I had a first generation Diverge with skewers and I actually really liked it. When you install the wheel you can look closely at the rotor between the pads and carefully keep it centered as you...
10-16-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 677
Posted By Lazyass

"Classic" and "disc brakes" don't even go...

"Classic" and "disc brakes" don't even go together yet haha

*edit* They're still sold brand new. If the frame you're looking at was near me I'd buy it for myself, I like the geometry. CX bikes...
10-16-21, 01:51 AM
Replies: 3,020
Views: 750,290
Posted By Lazyass

Just upgraded her. Rival 22 mini group, Blackset...

Just upgraded her. Rival 22 mini group, Blackset Race 24 wheels from Bicycle Wheel Warehouse, Prologo saddle, Hope seatpost clamp and Cannondale KnurlTack bar tape (it's nice). Dropped about 2lbs....
10-16-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 498
Posted By Lazyass

I don't know how a gravel road would stress an...

I don't know how a gravel road would stress an aluminum frame. I have countless thousands of singletrack miles on aluminum hardtail MTB's, I raced them for years and never broke one.
10-16-21, 01:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 517
Posted By Lazyass

I only buy Sunrace. Have them on multiple bikes,...

I only buy Sunrace. Have them on multiple bikes, thousands of miles and zero issues. They look good and with ramped teeth they shift great, especially with friction shifters. The advantages outweigh...
10-16-21, 01:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 831
Posted By Lazyass

Damn dude, doesn't take much to get you into a...

Damn dude, doesn't take much to get you into a hisssyfit :lol:
10-16-21, 01:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 677
Posted By Lazyass

It has an I.S. (international standard) mount on...

It has an I.S. (international standard) mount on the front and rear. Flat mount brakes that most road bikes come with now is a more recent standard.

That's a fair price for that frameset IMO.
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10-15-21, 01:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 243
Posted By Lazyass

Tighten the rear wheel skewer. That sounds like...

Tighten the rear wheel skewer. That sounds like it's coming from the BB area.
10-15-21, 01:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 980
Posted By Lazyass

Why do you care what strangers think about your...

Why do you care what strangers think about your bicycle? It's creepy how hypersensitive society is becoming.
10-14-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By Lazyass

10mm bottom bracket drop alone is a big...

10mm bottom bracket drop alone is a big difference. They have different geometry. The Koga isn't a gravel bike.
10-14-21, 01:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By Lazyass

Completely different geometry. There's more to it...

Completely different geometry. There's more to it than big tires and drop bars.
10-14-21, 01:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 407
Posted By Lazyass

No need for all that. In my Silverado I just...

No need for all that. In my Silverado I just strap it down motorcycle style. A soft tie on each side of the bar attached to friction straps connected to the bed hooks. You can also attach a strap to...
10-14-21, 01:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 587
Posted By Lazyass

I had one fail a couple of weeks ago but...

I had one fail a couple of weeks ago but thankfully I only had a mile and a half walk home. Get an SKS SuperShort mini pump, mount it on your bottle cage and call it a day.
10-13-21, 02:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By Lazyass

Beach racing bike

Beach racing is kind of popular with the Dutch. The Koga Beachracer looks like it would make a fun road bike to sling around. As far as I know it's the only bike made specifically for beach racing, a...
10-13-21, 01:30 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,890
Posted By Lazyass

After even more time I also think it's possible...

After even more time I also think it's possible that lightweight, reliable, race worthy internal gear hubs with many gears will be developed that will be shifted electronically to replace derailleurs.
10-13-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,890
Posted By Lazyass

Higher end framesets will be set up for...

Higher end framesets will be set up for electronic only, with no provisions for derrailluer cable stops or routing. Double chainrings will die. We'll be up to 15-16 cog cassettes that your current...
10-13-21, 01:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 305
Posted By Lazyass

I only buy freewheels with ramped teeth now. Most...

I only buy freewheels with ramped teeth now. Most vintage freewheels are not ramped. Shifting is 100x better, especially if you have friction shifters. The Sunrace is great one, I've bought a couple...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 03:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 912
Posted By Lazyass

$2K must be a joke for that ragged out bike.

$2K must be a joke for that ragged out bike.
10-12-21, 01:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,321
Posted By Lazyass

I just came across this one, looks really nice....

I just came across this one, looks really nice. SS belt drive would probably be quiet as hell.

https://spotbikes.com/collections/bikes/products/rallye-ss-bike?variant=31914007461922
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10-12-21, 01:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,348
Posted By Lazyass

I put people on ignore when they make personal...

I put people on ignore when they make personal insults or smart ass comments or troll me because I got tired of drama. I don't put anyone on ignore if they don't think exactly like me. That would be...
10-12-21, 01:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,177
Posted By Lazyass

I've always been interested in belt drive and...

I've always been interested in belt drive and that's a nice one. I see Microshift makes Alfine 11sp drop bar shifters, that would be my first mod. *edit* I forgot the brakes are hydraulic. That...
10-11-21, 03:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,348
Posted By Lazyass

I have empathy for the cyclist, and not because...

I have empathy for the cyclist, and not because his bike path is now blocked by another homeless camp. But the social justice lectures belong in the political section.
10-11-21, 01:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 485
Posted By Lazyass

IMO it's mostly the chainring. All the ones I ran...

IMO it's mostly the chainring. All the ones I ran would have a pretty bad tight spot but then I bought some Wabi Pro/Andel Deluxe cranks and the ring is perfectly round with even tension all around....
10-11-21, 01:25 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 222,619
Posted By Lazyass

Rival 22 shifters/derailleurs and Blackset Race...

Rival 22 shifters/derailleurs and Blackset Race 24 wheelset now installed. The SRAM levers must have a higher brake cable pull ratio. The canti's feel like the power was doubled, they're more grabby...
10-10-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,808
Posted By Lazyass

Finally replaced the original Tiagra/105 9 speed...

Finally replaced the original Tiagra/105 9 speed group and wheels on my old '07 Raleigh CX.

Pieced together a Rival 22 mini group on ebay and bought the Blackset Race 24 wheels from Bicycle Wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-21, 01:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 375
Posted By Lazyass

I recommend Bicycle Wheel Warehouse, I've bought...

I recommend Bicycle Wheel Warehouse, I've bought two sets of wheels from them and counting. They have great prices, free ship and they ship fast. I just got some 11sp rim brake wheels for my CX bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-21, 01:05 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,151
Posted By Lazyass

Yeah I was looking at those. My biggest concern...

Yeah I was looking at those. My biggest concern was getting a puncture that won't seal and having to throw in a tube and not being able to get the bead off on a ride. And it would really suck if I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-21, 02:02 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,151
Posted By Lazyass

I squirted 1oz of Stan's in a tubular with a...

I squirted 1oz of Stan's in a tubular with a puncture. It sealed so well that I could go days without even having to top off the air pressure. I carry a little 2oz bottle with me on rides. My newest...
10-09-21, 01:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 524
Posted By Lazyass

I'm a dollar store guy. I soak my chain (and the...

I'm a dollar store guy. I soak my chain (and the entire drive train) with Totally Awesome degreaser from the dollar store. Works as good as anything else. Then I tape two toothbrushes together and...
10-09-21, 01:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,715
Posted By Lazyass

But larger tires of the same width on a 27 will...

But larger tires of the same width on a 27 will obviously still have a larger diameter. That's the point I'm making. It would be smooth as hell. But I know it's unlikely.
10-09-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By Lazyass

I have 23mm Challenge Elites and they measure...

I have 23mm Challenge Elites and they measure about 22.7. They're awesome tires for the price, though.
10-08-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2,109
Views: 232,415
Posted By Lazyass

Has anyone ran the Vittoria Rubino Pro? Just...

Has anyone ran the Vittoria Rubino Pro? Just wondering how durable they are. I think I'm going to get some 28mm's for my Univega Gran Rally, they're a pretty good price.
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10-08-21, 01:59 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,383
Posted By Lazyass

I go by sound. I slowly spin the cranks backwards...

I go by sound. I slowly spin the cranks backwards and listen closely to the sound when the chain links contact the cog teeth. Obviously the chain needs to be clean and lubed and the tune needs to be...
10-08-21, 01:49 AM
Replies: 64,379
Views: 9,990,172
Posted By Lazyass

Bike - $1,200 (Pinehurst)SCHWINN PARAMONT P15...

Bike - $1,200 (Pinehurst)SCHWINN PARAMONT P15 Road Bike; Original Owners Manual and Tool Kit
Reynolds 531 Frame
Collectors’ or great ride
Stored for 20 plus years; great shape
...
10-08-21, 01:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By Lazyass

I've had countless tubulars and unlike clinchers...

I've had countless tubulars and unlike clinchers I think all of mine have been pretty spot on with the advertised size. Maybe off by about .5mm at the most.
10-08-21, 01:41 AM
10-07-21, 02:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By Lazyass

Estimating how much taller a bigger tire will be (caliper clearance)

I'm looking to build a new wheelset with some stiff modern Velocity Major Tom tubular's (decals removed) and VO high flange 126mm threaded hubs. They are 23mm wide outer so I don't want to run a 23mm...
10-07-21, 01:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,031
Posted By Lazyass

Yeah those squealing disc brakes didn't seem to...

Yeah those squealing disc brakes didn't seem to help much haha. But that was a bad ass race.
10-06-21, 01:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By Lazyass

I have a 26" Cannondale with some road tires and...

I have a 26" Cannondale with some road tires and I've thought about getting these bars. I just wish they weren't steel and the tips need to be a little narrower. Even the smallest size is too wide...
10-06-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,715
Posted By Lazyass

Since we're keeping this one alive.... ...

Since we're keeping this one alive....

Because of the larger diameter, 27 inch wheels ride very smooth. The MTB industry went from 26 to 29 for a reason. I think they should revive 27's for gravel...
10-05-21, 02:06 AM
Replies: 64,379
Views: 9,990,172
Posted By Lazyass

Must...... resist.LITESPEED ULTIMATE TITANIUM...

Must...... resist.LITESPEED ULTIMATE TITANIUM ROAD BIKE - $1,250 (Whitsett)https://greensboro.craigslist.org/bik/d/cedar-falls-litespeed-ultimate-titanium/7389471831.html

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-21, 01:18 AM
Replies: 20,169
Views: 4,526,296
Posted By Lazyass

My '07 Raleigh RX 1.0 CX bike is probably my...

My '07 Raleigh RX 1.0 CX bike is probably my favorite road bike. I pieced together a Rival 22 mini group on ebay to replace the old Tiagra 105.

https://i.postimg.cc/HxXL6xr0/fereergh.jpg
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