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Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,903
Posted By 257Bill

Well I have been off of here for a few months....

Well I have been off of here for a few months. Got the Trek and love it. I've logged a few hundred miles and think I did the right thing staying with a road bike. Thanks for all of the input. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By Seattle Forrest

My happiest day as the owner of a SRAM Force 22...

My happiest day as the owner of a SRAM Force 22 hydro disc bike was the day I sold it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,081
Posted By GlennR

Thanks You must be very popular at work.

Thanks

You must be very popular at work.
08-16-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,502
Posted By kfried

Writing with one last update in case future forum...

Writing with one last update in case future forum members come across it.

I now have my Dean dialed in and took it out for its first century last weekend. It was glorious. It rode smooth all day,...
08-06-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,018
Posted By Koyote

First, note that we have a subforum for...

First, note that we have a subforum for cyclocross and gravel riding. You would get better responses there, perhaps.

Second, depending on the specific tires, 44 mm may be just as fast as 40 mm. It...
07-22-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 821
Posted By Milton Keynes

More red flags than a communist holiday.

More red flags than a communist holiday.
07-14-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By 70sSanO

If it is pristine, it is probably not a bad deal....

If it is pristine, it is probably not a bad deal. What else can you buy for less than $300 that has been completely maintained? If that is true, of course.

As for a 58cm fitting 5’7 to 6’0, not a...
07-09-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,915
Posted By Racing Dan

At some point you are better off with a mtb. In...

At some point you are better off with a mtb. In the mean time lower the pressure and get some fatter tyres, it you cant fit it in the frame. Very low gearing and low speed is beneficial in technical...
06-29-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By SurferRosa

$40?? Will you take 10? Oh, you will take 10!...

$40?? Will you take 10? Oh, you will take 10! Will you take 5? Yeah, you will take five? How about free? No? Ok, 5 then... Nah, not interested.
06-25-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By Rolla

Get the Kona Rove, all day long. Perfect for your...

Get the Kona Rove, all day long. Perfect for your needs, great handling, nice build. I like the Cosmic Stallion, but approach All-City's sizing with care. Your other choices are seriously over-biked...
06-25-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,096
Posted By chaadster

That doesn't look like a steel frame, it looks...

That doesn't look like a steel frame, it looks aluminum.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,531
Posted By Dan333SP

Popped in to check on BF, saw a thread about a...

Popped in to check on BF, saw a thread about a shirtless, helmetless dude racing unaware strangers on a hybrid and crashing on a group ride... this forum does not disappoint.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,531
Posted By Chuck M

I'm not a group rider, but I'd be inclined to...

I'm not a group rider, but I'd be inclined to side with the group leaders' decision to ask you to not ride with them. There are certain etiquettes for any group activity be it a ride or run. Showing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,531
Posted By genejockey

Group riding isn't about being fast enough to...

Group riding isn't about being fast enough to keep up. Group riding is a set of skills, and experience shows that randos who show up intentionally dressed NOT to fit in are very unlikely to have...
06-17-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,023
Posted By Reflector Guy

Lawyers, doctors, bike mechanics..... One of...

Lawyers, doctors, bike mechanics..... One of these is not like the others.
06-11-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,362
Posted By ksryder

Looks like a nifty bit of kit. But reading...

Looks like a nifty bit of kit. But reading through this thread, jfc this crowd is just waiting to for a chance to **** all over everything, aren't they?
06-08-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,373
Posted By veganbikes

Uhhh well I mean technically I don't do the whole...

Uhhh well I mean technically I don't do the whole religion thing but no bibliophile's (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibliophilia) are not bible related necessarily unless that is a book you wish to...
06-07-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By cb400bill

Rather than move this pointless thread to P&R, we...

Rather than move this pointless thread to P&R, we are just going to close it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,993
Posted By Bassmanbob

When I first came to Bike Forums in May 2014, I...

When I first came to Bike Forums in May 2014, I was told to have thick skin in the Road Cycling forums. Now I see why. OK. I'll take what I have coming.
06-04-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By jaxgtr

I am not sure it matters. I am not positive, but...

I am not sure it matters. I am not positive, but I think my Pro3V's on my Domane came with round, my wife's Pro 37's I know came with the round ones.

Trek's site shows both types, but I also found...
06-04-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By alandmor

Cycling Gear Storage

I found this type of stacked, wire basket arrangement works great for storing cycling gear. Helmets etc. on top, gloves, tool kits, cycling shoes etc. in their own basket below. It doesn't take up...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,028
Posted By CAT7RDR

Talking about not seeing the forest for the...

Talking about not seeing the forest for the trees. Enigma had an awesome opportunity to step-up and win over potential new customers by standing behind their product. Instead, they chose to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,697
Posted By babyboomer

My experience has been that posting to a forum...

My experience has been that posting to a forum attracts the usual cast of characters. Fortunately, most of them want to help. Then there are the others.

Obviously you didn't stumble into this...
05-10-21, 02:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,778
Posted By Badger6

Same fit as SW7, whatever size those are will be...

Same fit as SW7, whatever size those are will be the correct size for the SW Recon.

I had the same concerns, until I was able to try them. I was a 44.5 in the SW6 and the SW XC. When I purchased...
05-07-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,713
Posted By Ghazmh

I’d call that cyclocross bike.

I’d call that cyclocross bike.
05-05-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,577
Posted By Chuck M

The OP just needs one person to validate his...

The OP just needs one person to validate his idea. This happens on every internet forum for everything. Once someone does this and claims it works, there will be a plethora of what type of...
05-04-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,577
Posted By nomadmax

Let me save some of you kind souls some time and...

Let me save some of you kind souls some time and aggravation.

YOU CANT HELP SOMEONE WHO HAS ALREADY DECIDED WHAT THE ANSWER TO THEIR "QUESTION" IS.
04-30-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,473
Posted By seibaatgung

I have a belt drive for reliability with drop...

I have a belt drive for reliability with drop bars for speed. recommended
...
04-17-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,780
Posted By Koyote

Maybe the Revolt's tires were pumped up to a...

Maybe the Revolt's tires were pumped up to a higher psi? Could've been something as simple as that.
04-15-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,593
Posted By tyrion

We can still argue about it.

We can still argue about it.
04-15-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,593
Posted By Kapusta

One could argue that the burlier Gravel Bikes are...

One could argue that the burlier Gravel Bikes are filling in the gap left open as Mountain Bikes became better at mountain biking, and worse at road/gravel riding.

Of course, my take is that...
04-11-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,544
Posted By unterhausen

Okay, so it's just China bashing. I'm actually...

Okay, so it's just China bashing. I'm actually just going to close it. You might want to get approved to post in P&R if you aren't already.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,903
Posted By Steve B.

Many tri bikes were designed with steep seat tube...

Many tri bikes were designed with steep seat tube angles like 78 deg., Vs. 73-74 for standard road bikes. It was supposed to help with upper leg muscle use withe the run following.

I would not...
03-30-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,362
Posted By chaadster

Route Werks handlebar bag arrived!

I was quite delighted to find my pre-ordered Route Werks handlebar bag arrived today, and having looked it over, I’d like to share my initial impressions. I have not installed or ridden it yet.
...
03-26-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,219
Posted By Fahrenheit531

My pedals don't "come loose." I carry a 15mm...

My pedals don't "come loose."

I carry a 15mm wrench when on my single speed but it's for wheel removal.
03-23-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By burnthesheep

https://www.royalsupply.com/downloads/Gates/Belt_I...

https://www.royalsupply.com/downloads/Gates/Belt_ID_Chart_bkmrks.pdf
...
03-22-21, 01:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By HTupolev

Okay, let's back up a second here. If you're...

Okay, let's back up a second here. If you're going to be riding this bike in the real world, there will not be a "difficulty setting" to adjust the effect of the gradient.

If you want to do gravel...
03-19-21, 03:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,458
Posted By bruce19

Negligence: Definition. A failure to behave with...

Negligence: Definition. A failure to behave with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances. The behavior usually consists of actions, but...
03-14-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Barry2

I’ll take one pertinent question from an...

I’ll take one pertinent question from an inexperienced new member over the dozens of “Me too” or derogatory replies from established members.

Barry
03-13-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,041
Posted By WhyFi

I understand that you were fishing for an...

I understand that you were fishing for an opportunity to be boastful, but that's neither helpful for nor putting a priority upon the needs of the OP, now is it?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,242
Posted By Dirk de Chablis

Remember as a Pro, the best product you ride is...

Remember as a Pro, the best product you ride is the one the Sponser tells you to ride
03-02-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,820
Posted By pdlamb

Don't be a jerk on the forum.

Don't be a jerk on the forum.
02-28-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5,059
Views: 3,572,787
Posted By DorkDisk

I figured I had to finish this up; it was...

I figured I had to finish this up; it was intended to be a winter bike.

Made in USA with True Temper OX, this piggish Trek now has a bunch of lipstick applied. Built with Sora shifters, Deore...
02-24-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 839
Posted By AeroGut

As long as the bb isn’t binding on the crank,...

As long as the bb isn’t binding on the crank, there’s no need to “fix” it. Just keep an eye on it that it doesn’t start to work itself farther out.
If you decide you must get it all the way in,...
02-22-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,248
Posted By HTupolev

What are the gravel roads like in your area?...

What are the gravel roads like in your area? Sometimes uncompacted large-aggregate gravel can be a little bit like what you're describing...

https://i.imgur.com/G5Jnux4.jpg

...but in most areas...
02-20-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By dmeans2anend

Unicorn

Veganbikes,

For the love of this BF community, please just move on to another thread....

In all honesty, without any disrespect, I sincerely do not feel that I have received any useful feedback...
02-20-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,827
Posted By Danhedonia

Going to reiterate (bcos important) and...

Going to reiterate (bcos important) and emphasize: for me and most I know the purchase and set up of the trainer was the first step of a process that had many more steps than we anticipated.
...
02-20-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By dmeans2anend

More than one way to skin a cat

Veganbikes,

I'm not sure exactly what your intent is in your comments. They seem more like criticisms which do not add anything constructive. If you can't offer any assistance to my specific...
02-18-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,070
Posted By Retro Grouch

Not a problem. I lie all the time.

Not a problem. I lie all the time.
02-18-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,070
Posted By Koyote

This is a trap. If I click "no," I'm a...

This is a trap. If I click "no," I'm a liar.
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