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10-05-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By mprince

That is a very common use case, as long as you...

That is a very common use case, as long as you don't overtighten the steerer clamp bolts (pro tip - use a torque wrench) you will be fine.
10-05-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

1- "running out" suggests there's a want that...

1- "running out" suggests there's a want that will go unfilled. I think most companies who make forks have found the numbers (sales) don't support much if any production. Not yet knowing the...
09-30-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,592
Posted By caloso

I donít know if these riders are racers, but at...

I donít know if these riders are racers, but at least a few of them very well may be. The vast majority of racers are amateurs, and they need to fit in their training around work and family. For me...
09-30-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,799
Posted By PeteHski

You don't need to measure either cadence or power...

You don't need to measure either cadence or power to know whether or not you are stressing your knees. You can simply feel it. If you are riding hard and deliberately mashing big gears then your...
09-30-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,799
Posted By PeteHski

Power meters broadcast power and cadence...

Power meters broadcast power and cadence directly. They don't usually broadcast pedal force directly.
Replies: 29
Views: 1,355
Posted By Eric F

My bike needs new paint. In real life, it...

My bike needs new paint. In real life, it doesn't look nearly as good as it does in pics.

Velocals has Nishiki decals available.
09-29-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,799
Posted By livedarklions

See, I have no problem with the idea that all of...

See, I have no problem with the idea that all of that is valid.

The problems for me in these conversations is when people start describing what I do successfully as being the mistakes of a...
09-29-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By rccardr

Shimano down tube and bar end indexing occurs in...

Shimano down tube and bar end indexing occurs in the indexing pod, part #2 in the diagram.
Removable indexing pods are interchangeable and will fit within Shimano 6208 and DA 7400/01/02, 7700 and...
09-28-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By 70sSanO

Older friction shifters didn’t have a shifter...

Older friction shifters didn’t have a shifter boss cover. They had a stop that fit over the square boss and kept the shifter from continuing to turn after shifting to the small cog/chainring. For...
09-28-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,592
Posted By Rolla

Pro cycling cosplay. (NTTAWWT) :)

Pro cycling cosplay.

(NTTAWWT) :)
09-09-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
Posted By T-Mar

If that's your concern, then you wouldn't be...

If that's your concern, then you wouldn't be interested in an early Marinoni. Having been born in Italy and apprenticed under Rossin at Colnago, Marinoni BB shells were tapped to Italian standard,...
09-07-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,519
Posted By sunburst

wrote a long response and bikeforums logged me...

wrote a long response and bikeforums logged me out and dumped it. This has happened many many times.

So, my short response is that some tires are not as advertised. I mounted a new set of 28mm...
09-07-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By jdawginsc

Is there a danger for locking the fork, probably...

Is there a danger for locking the fork, probably not...breaking a finger, remote but possible...Itjust wouldnít lock the fork, just mangle the finger.

...joking aside, some of us would run the...
09-07-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By dedhed

See above Shimano offered a number of different...

See above
Shimano offered a number of different "curved bits" for different applications.
...
09-06-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,519
Posted By stephanlinn

My experience

1) As others have said - wider allows lower pressure and a more comfortable ride.
2) If the frame won't allow wider tires, consider going tubeless. I run 700x28 at 60psi on a road bike. Kind of a...
09-04-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,519
Posted By rm -rf

Rough roads My hands and shoulders get sore...

Rough roads
My hands and shoulders get sore quite easily. (I'm in my upper 60s.) I ride two kinds of rough roads:

Buzzy chip-seal. This is more of an annoyance. My 28mm GP5000 at low pressures...
09-04-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,519
Posted By ehcoplex

I returned to 'serious' cycling this year after a...

I returned to 'serious' cycling this year after a couple decades of utility-only biking. Bought a cheap, old Cannondale 'sport' touring bike, to a great extent out of nostalgia as that was the last...
09-01-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,519
Posted By jayp410

I haven't gone from 25 to 28mm, but as the owner...

I haven't gone from 25 to 28mm, but as the owner of a Redshift Shockstop stem, I would say that the difference it makes (for vibrations) is much more than my experience of going from 23 vs. 25mm...
08-30-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,519
Posted By shelbyfv

The GravelKing slick is the most comfortable 28mm...

The GravelKing slick is the most comfortable 28mm tire I've tried. Noticeably smoother than GP5000 28s I have on another bike.
...
08-16-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,221
Posted By JohnDThompson

I imagine so, although I've never had to service...

I imagine so, although I've never had to service any of mine. Sourcing parts might be difficult, unless you have a donor set.



They will fit on standard Campagnolo-type bosses. If your Shimano...
08-03-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,064
Posted By squirtdad

looks as good as it gets to me BITD (way...

looks as good as it gets to me

BITD (way before 86 10 speed (2x5) and 12 speed (2x6)) it was recommended to not cross chain (big/big, small/small was considered cross chaining) due to the...
08-03-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,064
Posted By 70sSanO

My wife’s bike is like that in the small-small. ...

My wife’s bike is like that in the small-small. There have been no issues, and she will use that combination at times.

If you lower the FD and want a tad more width on your FD, you can add a...
08-03-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By clubman

If it ain't broke...leave your grinder in the...

If it ain't broke...leave your grinder in the garage Harold.

I don't think another link could come out without stress on the RD
07-30-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,064
Posted By squirtdad

Big Big is simple: Size your chain so that you...

Big Big is simple: Size your chain so that you can run Big Big, even though you never plan too. Otherwise, if you shift into that combo (even if you don't ever plan to, Murphy's law applies) ...
07-30-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,064
Posted By shelbyfv

A thread doesn't have to be lengthy to become a...

A thread doesn't have to be lengthy to become a classic, it can have other attributes. Here's another "new to derailleurs" thread that most found memorable...
07-29-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By ThermionicScott

Aha! :D ...

Aha! :D

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07-27-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,064
Posted By 70sSanO

What you have is fine because you really are...

What you have is fine because you really are riding it as a double, with an occasional granny.

John

Edit added: And your RD-5700-SS may be called a short cage, but it really is a medium cage. ...
07-27-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,064
Posted By DorkDisk

24/34/46, 12-28 7sp, and short cage XT was very...

24/34/46, 12-28 7sp, and short cage XT was very common in the early 90s. I ran it with no issues. I think only 3-4 gears were available in the granny but thats all we needed. Short cage for snappy...
07-26-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,064
Posted By KCT1986

You'll probably be able to use the low limit...

You'll probably be able to use the low limit screw on the FD to 'lock-out' the smallest ring if you desire. Set it up as usual, shift to the middle ring and tighten the low screw. Even if it not...
07-26-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By steelbikeguy

The Mark II version of the SunTour Cyclone had a...

The Mark II version of the SunTour Cyclone had a similar cable clamp mechanism. Not really my favorite, since it complicates things without any real benefit. This was the era of "aerodynamics",...
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