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02-24-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 290
Posted By 3alarmer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEbNlzjTQ-M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEbNlzjTQ-M
02-23-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By veganbikes

If you want to know what bike it is get good...

If you want to know what bike it is get good pictures of the bike usually on the downtube it will have a company name or maybe a head badge or something somewhere. If not at least some good clear...
02-23-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By shelbyfv

Those threads do seem fishy.:notamused:

Those threads do seem fishy.:notamused:
02-23-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 173
Posted By veganbikes

WTF is going on is everyone flocking here to post...

WTF is going on is everyone flocking here to post nothing and want something.

You don't want to waste your time but wasting our time on some silly stuff where you don't even bother to give more...
02-23-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,636
Posted By Koyote

We see a lot of wild claims about things like...

We see a lot of wild claims about things like disc brakes, carbon fiber, and electronic shifting...But this post should get some kind of award for insanity.
02-22-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By veganbikes

For rotor bolts I would use a mild threadlocker...

For rotor bolts I would use a mild threadlocker like blue Loctite. Those are the bolts I do not grease everything else gets grease or anti-seize. Also when installing a rotor do not touch the actual...
02-21-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By jimc101

I could understand this if it was something that...

I could understand this if it was something that you did at home, but the OP has a 2020 bike, so effectively new, and the the work was done at a bike shop, which appears to have messed up big time,...
02-20-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 745
Posted By veganbikes

Mine also works just fine and have yet to have...

Mine also works just fine and have yet to have issues with it. Shimano TL-FC21 is my go to and it always has done the job. It also works great on my T.A.Extractor Bolts for my square taper cranks.
02-18-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 745
Posted By veganbikes

Of the 43% of people who enjoy the taste of red...

Of the 43% of people who enjoy the taste of red wine but don't like UB40 but do enjoy Neil Diamond if they are in the right mood. Know your math.
02-17-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 629
Posted By FastJake

I don't like to pinch flat or bang rims on hard...

I don't like to pinch flat or bang rims on hard objects so I keep my pressure high enough to avoid those things. I weigh as much as the OP and run about 15-20psi in a 2.2" tire.
02-17-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

After dealing with the BB issue the OP should...

After dealing with the BB issue the OP should revisit the chain tension. We see fixed gear bikes with way too tight a chain quite often. It is pretty impressive in how much force a too tight chain...
02-17-21, 03:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By cpach

Enduro has the best distribution to bike shops in...

Enduro has the best distribution to bike shops in the US and are fine quality. If you're chasing every last watt of efficiency or are obsessed with bearing life there are a few brands that typically...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,462
Posted By znomit

It’s also to hide the location of the carbon...

It’s also to hide the location of the carbon fibre mines.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,718
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

There is very fancy math involved: finite element...

There is very fancy math involved: finite element analysis. One can use that on any frame material, but carbon gives the designer/engineer the ability to adjust the layup in real time as it were, and...
02-14-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,021
Posted By badger1

You'll know spring has sprung when the first...

You'll know spring has sprung when the first Waving Thread returns to its breeding ground.
02-14-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,021
Posted By Branko D

It doesn't take a big conspiracy to sell people a...

It doesn't take a big conspiracy to sell people a better braking system.
02-14-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,021
Posted By rubiksoval

Oh, another thread about disc brakes.

Oh, another thread about disc brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-21, 03:16 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,462
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, 09:46 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,462
Posted By Koyote

On the contrary! I think I did offer something...

On the contrary! I think I did offer something "useful": hard data on the quantity of shipping containers coming into that port, which suggests that -- according to the odds -- your next bike is not...
02-12-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,694
Posted By Hiro11

A few years ago, I dug into this because I didn't...

A few years ago, I dug into this because I didn't understand why bike manufacturers had tried to fix what wasn't broken.

As Raoul Luescher points out in one of his videos, an important thing to...
02-11-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By alcjphil

If you bought the bike from a shop they should...

If you bought the bike from a shop they should have given you the pad spacer that came with the bike in the box it was shipped to the store in. Every single disc brake bike I have ever built up had...
02-04-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By wgscott

Buying a used cassette is about as attractive a...

Buying a used cassette is about as attractive a proposition as buying a used toothbrush.

Microshift has some reasonable prices if you can't find a new XT one on sale. SLX is also a value...
02-03-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 644
Posted By trailangel

Apparently OP not familiar with rule #49 ...

Apparently OP not familiar with rule #49

// Keep the rubber side down.It is completely unacceptable to intentionally turn one’s steed upside down for any reason under any circumstances. Besides...
02-01-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,963
Posted By tjfastback66

I just installed new Lizard Skins tape yesterday...

I just installed new Lizard Skins tape yesterday after watching the installation video from this website:

Lizard Skins Bar Wrap | Bicycle Tape | Bike Handlebar Tape | Handlebar Wrap | Bicycle...
01-31-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,151
Posted By HD3andMe

Same cry for attention, different day. ...

Same cry for attention, different day.

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01-31-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,151
Posted By trailangel

With a bike similar to Moisture, I don't think...

With a bike similar to Moisture, I don't think any oiling is required.
01-31-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,151
Posted By Koyote

The forum also has a search function… Or Google...

The forum also has a search function… Or Google would work pretty well, too.



That’s the only conclusion I can come to.
01-31-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,151
Posted By indyfabz

He wouldn’t get the attention he needs there.

He wouldn’t get the attention he needs there.
01-30-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By mack_turtle

Is this a conventional 559mm rim or something...

Is this a conventional 559mm rim or something more archaic? Typical rims labeled 26 x 1 3/8" have a 590mm rim. If it's the latter, you might be able to convert the bike to a 650b, which is actually a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,143
Posted By MoAlpha

Tell that to the wine tasters bombinating about...

Tell that to the wine tasters bombinating about frames and wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,143
Posted By tomato coupe

When did the low tire pressure trend start? ...

When did the low tire pressure trend start?

As I recall, it was on a Tuesday during a long cold spell in January.
01-29-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,963
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Well, maybe some guy on some forum tells you...

Well, maybe some guy on some forum tells you you've been wrapping your bar all wrong, and that 99.99% of other cyclists wrap theirs the other way around :D
01-28-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,963
Posted By wgscott

I swear I wasn't even trying to stretch it...

I swear I wasn't even trying to stretch it particularly hard.

At least I had the luxury of being able to suck it up and put a piece of tape on it.

I think I now realize that, as with saddles,...
01-28-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,963
Posted By Sy Reene

I only buy pretty electrical tape.

I only buy pretty electrical tape.
01-27-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,290
Posted By Rolla

I get so tired of arrogant engineers. I mean,...

I get so tired of arrogant engineers. I mean, seriously -- how hard can it be to drive a train? Damn thing is on a track.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,918
Posted By Koyote

“Repeatable“ is what I meant by “consistent.“ I...

“Repeatable“ is what I meant by “consistent.“ I found Silca’s table doesn’t work for me. This is why I think that each person needs to find their optimum psi and then stick to it… And as long as your...
01-27-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,813
Posted By Phil_gretz

How Many Bottle Openers?

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AR tool; read the fine print.
Opening a beer in my shop last night, I...
01-27-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,290
Posted By mack_turtle

true to form, an engineer rattles off his...

true to form, an engineer rattles off his credentials, unsolicited, to anyone and everyone, for no reason at all. thank you for confirming the stereotype.
01-26-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,287
Posted By Koyote

That, and it's a nice way to freshen up your...

That, and it's a nice way to freshen up your bike's appearance for only a few bucks.
01-26-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,963
Posted By mack_turtle

I start at the end of the bar, cutting the end of...

I start at the end of the bar, cutting the end of the tape at an angle. wrap so the edge of the tape is flush with the end of the bar, no tucking needed. I use aluminum plugs with an expanding wedge...
01-24-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By veganbikes

The Bantu is a lower initial cost bike, nothing...

The Bantu is a lower initial cost bike, nothing great on it but for someone riding once and while an OK bike. Add on the fact it is used and you are even more likely to have issues with it. You could...
01-24-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By smashndash

Sounds like you have a GP5000. Try reinstalling...

Sounds like you have a GP5000. Try reinstalling it. That's much more reliable than anything we can tell you.

I haven't ever heard of anyone describing the GP5000 as an easy to mount tire. The TL...
01-23-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By veganbikes

I am always stunned when someone answers a...

I am always stunned when someone answers a question and gets attacked for answering the question and helping out. Yeah sometimes maybe cxwrench can be a heavier grit sandpaper to some people but they...
01-23-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Use two wraps of 1 mil Kapton tape totaling...

Use two wraps of 1 mil Kapton tape totaling 0.005" versus 0.020" for traditional tape like Velox and 0.010" for thin tapes - 16mm (5/8") for classic width rims, 19mm (3/4") wide. Finish at the valve...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,918
Posted By Psimet2001

I have customers who love tubeless on the road. I...

I have customers who love tubeless on the road. I have customers who hate it. As many here already know I am generally not a fan of tubeless but at this point there's no point in me taking a contrary...
01-18-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,157
Posted By veganbikes

WHAT? Seriously WHAT??? Do you even understand...

WHAT? Seriously WHAT??? Do you even understand what you are saying? Do you know how absolutely ridiculous that would be?

Size has nothing really to do with performance. Though one could say yes a...
01-08-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,451
Posted By WhyFi

If a cut doesn't seal within the first 30...

If a cut doesn't seal within the first 30 seconds, it's probably not going to seal on its own, but that doesn't mean that all of the sealant is gone. Rotate the tire so that the cut is facing up, pop...
01-03-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,782
Posted By UCantTouchThis

I Couldn't Help It.....Presta Valve Covers

I just think these little things are so cool. Alum presta valve covers. Had to order them.

I had a goldish yellow bike a few years ago. I had bought a tube that came with a gold plastic cap that I...
01-02-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 853
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Hanger alignment has nothing to do with...

Hanger alignment has nothing to do with backpedaling. The chain will fall of the top of the cog when backpedaling. It doesn't matter how you align the RD or RD hanger, it's not going to change what...
12-29-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By Crankycrank

I stand corrected. cxwrench is right.

I stand corrected. cxwrench is right.
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