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05-10-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By davidad

Gotta love the bike business for high grade BS.

Gotta love the bike business for high grade BS.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By big john

I want to see the ads for jerseys with an...

I want to see the ads for jerseys with an aerobelly and love handles.
05-09-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,461
Posted By phughes

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x333/28432896_47318aa2cb_3f2c39774e9208e1c98102fb37ce51ff720b254e.jpg
05-07-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By Bill in VA

The pedals I was trying had a lighter alloy...

The pedals I was trying had a lighter alloy platform. I believe that was why the steel SPD clip was hanging down. I also noticed that the construction where the pedal spindle was located also created...
05-07-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 276
Posted By dsbrantjr

It is trivial to do this with a quick link.

It is trivial to do this with a quick link.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 745
Posted By datlas

Clarification, there are two types of patches: ...

Clarification, there are two types of patches:

1. Traditional patches with vulcanizing fluid "glue" these are permanent.
2. Newer "peel/stick" patches which are designed to be temporary and are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 745
Posted By caloso

If done properly, the patch is a permanent fix....

If done properly, the patch is a permanent fix. Just leave it and ride on.
05-06-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By Bill in VA

When I use SPD pedals, it is now the Shimano...

When I use SPD pedals, it is now the Shimano PD-9020 (https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/product/component/xtr-m9000/PD-M9020.html) a double-sided SPD pedal which have a generous platform for shoe...
05-05-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By wgscott

The problem is the poll question comes up first,...

The problem is the poll question comes up first, out of context. I voted for the second option, and then read the OP, and realized I didn't answer the question you asked. (I ride XTR trail pedals,...
05-05-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By John Valuk

For hybrid pedals... I like the Shimano...

For hybrid pedals...

I like the Shimano PD-T8000, but they might not be "roadie" enough for some tastes.

The PD-M324 have a little bit of a "rat trap" thing going for them that some might find...
05-05-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By Bigbus

I feel for your...

I feel for your momma....https://www.ramforum.com/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/Caffeine.gif
05-05-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I doubt that weight distribution makes much...

I doubt that weight distribution makes much difference, although a heavier stoker might slow the rear wear down a little. Tandem rears wear much faster than single rears ridden by the same riders....
05-05-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 447
Posted By Crankycrank

I have no experience with guitar tuners but here...

I have no experience with guitar tuners but here is what Jobst Brandt has to say about them. There are also spoke tuning phone apps available which would eliminate having to take a separate guitar...
05-05-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By spelger

i was born in cleated shoes.

i was born in cleated shoes.
05-04-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By dedhed

I run all spd two sided as my bikes are "multi -...

I run all spd two sided as my bikes are "multi - use". Of course some of the vintagy ones have their original pedals with either platforms or toe clips.
I generally run Shimano pd-M324
05-04-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By rbevansjr

I have a pair of Shimano EH-500 hybrid pedals on...

I have a pair of Shimano EH-500 hybrid pedals on my Dual Sport, love them. They do exactly what you want, platform for a quick ride down the street and SPD clips for longer, dedicated rides.
05-04-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By LV2TNDM

But if you visit Co-Motion's website, you'll find...

But if you visit Co-Motion's website, you'll find they recommend always replacing the front tire! They place so much importance of a new, trustworthy tire on the front wheel that they recommend...
05-04-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By Bigbus

I have #1 and love them. I only wear my clips...

I have #1 and love them. I only wear my clips when the weather is nice so I don't destroy them. Here's a good link to a thread that might help you:
...
05-04-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By Retro Grouch

I've always done it with the heads of the pulling...

I've always done it with the heads of the pulling spokes facing out. I also lace all of the heads out spokes on both sides first because that's much easier.
05-04-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By caloso

I have a set of ISSI Flip pedals (option 1) on my...

I have a set of ISSI Flip pedals (option 1) on my commuterized CX bike. They work great either way and it's nice to be able to hop on without having to do anything.
05-04-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By bikeinxs

I don't think it's about the weight of the riders...

I don't think it's about the weight of the riders it's about the 2x power. When I buy tires I buy three. The rear tire wears 2x as fast as the front so I can replace the rear tire (at about 3,000...
05-03-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,369
Posted By Outrider1

No bike "needs" disc brakes.

No bike "needs" disc brakes.
05-03-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,009
Posted By cxwrench

No.

No.
05-03-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,369
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,622
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

People use the rotating mass argument as a...

People use the rotating mass argument as a justification tool when trying to explain why they are riding multiple thousand dollar wheel sets while they are 20 or 30 lbs overweight.
04-29-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Not sure about your tandem, but ours, the stoker...

Not sure about your tandem, but ours, the stoker seems to sit more on the rear tire than the captain does on the front. So I don't see why it would be any different than a single. Rear.
...
04-26-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By longpete

Weight has a big influence on wear caused by...

Weight has a big influence on wear caused by braking. And when I compare the wear of similar tyres on our tandem and my MTB there's definitely an influnce of weight.
Rolling resistance also...
04-24-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By headwind15

The rear tire on a tandem is going to wear faster...

The rear tire on a tandem is going to wear faster because the drive power of two people are generating a pulling force upon it. the front tire is just rolling (around). Nothing to do with rider(s)...
04-24-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By tandem rider

Rear tire, especially in hills. Road surface,...

Rear tire, especially in hills. Road surface, like chip and seal, wear tires faster.
04-23-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By longpete

Rear tire. But captain 98 and stoker 51, weigth...

Rear tire. But captain 98 and stoker 51, weigth distribution 53% front 47 r.ear. This means more rolling resistance up front than solo bike.
Tires wear out faster on tandem than solo bike....
04-22-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 714
Posted By Crankycrank

Yes, the basically V shape of bike tires prevents...

Yes, the basically V shape of bike tires prevents hydroplaning, unless you're going 100mph (or so). Motorcycle tires, being a little wider, can hydroplane at lower speeds but still much less than a...
04-22-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,217
Posted By Rolla

Any coyotes I've ever encountered have always...

Any coyotes I've ever encountered have always been very timid and have gone out of their way to avoid contact. I don't think they typically view adult humans as prey.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,757
Posted By momoman

Just received a pair of Pearl Izumi gloves in the...

Just received a pair of Pearl Izumi gloves in the mail. The reason is clearly stated on the packaging:

...
04-22-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By veganbikes

Yes spacing will be the same for 10 speed...

Yes spacing will be the same for 10 speed shimano. It is when you go to Campy that things change a bit. The 4700 shifters and derailleurs are technically only compatible with themselves (though are...
04-22-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By HillRider

Yes, I have the same arrangement on two bikes and...

Yes, I have the same arrangement on two bikes and it works perfectly.
04-22-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By rccardr

Yes, same spacing, will work fine.

Yes, same spacing, will work fine.
04-22-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By DCwom

+1 and the captain is heaver than the stoker.

+1 and the captain is heaver than the stoker.
04-22-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By Artmo

Back tire.

Back tire.
04-21-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,612
Posted By Melvang

Nothing wrong with a guy riding a bike with pink....

Nothing wrong with a guy riding a bike with pink. Just finished this build yesterday. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

Well, I'd wager that the vast majority of active...

Well, I'd wager that the vast majority of active users on here are from the U.S. so it's expected that it's the implied default. No offense taken whatsoever, at least on my part. The reason I'm here...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By big john

It's only what, 5000 pounds? Just take a dump...

It's only what, 5000 pounds? Just take a dump before you leave the house, or leave one of your water bottles at home.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By wgscott

I keep $100,000 in pennies in my seat bag. It...

I keep $100,000 in pennies in my seat bag. It doesn't slow me down at all.
04-14-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 646
Posted By cxwrench

You now have 'toe overlap'. I have had it on...

You now have 'toe overlap'. I have had it on every road and track bike I've ever had. It is no where near as serious as you seem to think it is. Thousands of riders deal with it every day.
04-08-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,495
Posted By AnthonyG

No its not really possible. SPD/Mountain bike...

No its not really possible. SPD/Mountain bike shoes satisfy the requirements to a degree in that they have recessed cleats and are considered "walkable", yet you will still hear them click as you...
04-08-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,402
Posted By 70sSanO

I think one issue is that everybody searches for...

I think one issue is that everybody searches for the typical Trek, Giant, Specialized, etc. Most people don't look at brands like Fuji, or Jamis, or Perfomance's Scattante.

There are good bikes...
04-08-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,402
Posted By AeroGut

There are two time considerations here. One is...

There are two time considerations here. One is how long it takes to put the parts on the bike, which isnít a lot if heís worked on bikes before and has access to the right tools.
The second, more...
04-08-21, 02:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By alo

If frame manufacturers made frames like this,...

If frame manufacturers made frames like this, they could be used for either chain drive or belt drive, which would probably result in selling more frames.

It would also give those wanting belt...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By gregf83

If I was visiting your area with a bike I would...

If I was visiting your area with a bike I would use the 50/34 as I see there are some steep climbs (Torr Head) that look interesting. No real advantage to the 52/42.
04-05-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,802
Posted By guachi

Jersey pocket with screen facing out so my sweat...

Jersey pocket with screen facing out so my sweat doesn't turn the screen on. Kept in a plastic bag if rain is a possibility.
04-05-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,802
Posted By Phil_gretz

Center jersey pocket. In a baggie if I...

Center jersey pocket. In a baggie if I anticipate rain.
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