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Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,475
Posted By asgelle

So without internal bias, what fraction of the...

So without internal bias, what fraction of the peloton would you estimate have saddles lower than the highest quartile?
08-06-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,077
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Seat stays are the least stressed tubes on your...

Seat stays are the least stressed tubes on your frame. They bear almost no torsional stress, only compressive. I really doubt that you have significantly affected the frame. Install another rivnut...
07-19-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By SpeedofLite

30 Years Ago: July 1990 in Bicycling magazine

Articles included are:
Innovation: LeMond TVT Carbon Bike
Drugs and Cycling: The Inside Story
Bike Tech: Pivotal Issue (fixed or floating?)
New Product: Specialized/duPont composite wheel
John...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2,985
Views: 823,285
Posted By David in Maine

Seven Redsky

This thread needs more Seven! My 50th birthday present, mid-life crisis bike. I wanted a bike that was simple and easy to maintain myself. Built around Velo Orange Grand Cru mid-reach brakes. Can fit...
07-14-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By walnutz

In case you wanted a real world example, I swap...

In case you wanted a real world example, I swap out CL and 6b discs with no issues. Go for it! :)
07-14-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By frankenmike

A light film of carbon assembly paste between the...

A light film of carbon assembly paste between the rails and the post would be a good thing to try.
07-14-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By canopus

A thin film of grease or oil usually takes care...

A thin film of grease or oil usually takes care of creaks and such... Now, I am sure someone will come along a say that that stuff on carbon will eat away at whatever and cause your seat to...
07-14-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By wgscott

There shouldn't be. I have one wheelset of each...

There shouldn't be. I have one wheelset of each for my main ride.

In practice, the rotors might sit in a slightly different position in space, relative to the bike frame. You can buy rotor shims...
07-09-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By randyjawa

The "glue" is, possibly, rotted gum wall rubber.I...

The "glue" is, possibly, rotted gum wall rubber.I have seen it many, many times.
07-08-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,603
Posted By funbuffalo24

I use Tiki torch brand fuel(99% white mineral...

I use Tiki torch brand fuel(99% white mineral oil/aka paraffin oil) @$13.99 /gal from home depot with plain jane food grade "gulf wax" melted paraffin from most supermarkets in a dedicated chitnzy...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,016
Posted By Dave Mayer

You own a classic bike. I have been looking for...

You own a classic bike. I have been looking for this model with Postal team colors for 10 years, and would be willing to sell my soul for it. Actually, I already sold my soul to a certain young woman...
07-08-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,173
Posted By squirtdad

What is your dream C&V inspired Bespoke Bike build?

If you were to do a custom bike (assuming C&V inspired but no judgement as long as there is a C&V in the stable :) ) what builder would you use and how would you spec the build?

This is for fun...
07-01-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By Crankycrank

Been using the exact same rim and tape for...

Been using the exact same rim and tape for decades. It's fine, no need to worry about drying the tape. Velox is actually more breathable than any other non-cotton tape. Most any decent quality rim...
06-29-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,583
Posted By stevel610

The product is: Bourdreaux's Butt Paste Diaper...

The product is: Bourdreaux's Butt Paste Diaper Rash Ointment.
(Posted for reference after the link stops working.)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,112
Posted By merlinextraligh

From an actual performance advantage, I’m not...

From an actual performance advantage, I’m not sure we’ve come that far. I ride my1990’s Merlin Extralight at my second home. Can’t say I really miss my Willier Zero 7, or feel like the Merlin is...
06-26-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By FastJake

If it slips, you'll know... Sticking a rag down...

If it slips, you'll know... Sticking a rag down the seat tube with some alcohol should be good enough to wipe away the grease. Keep in mind the clamping area is near the top of the seat tube, so you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By Psimet2001

They should last forever - If you never ride...

They should last forever - If you never ride them.

All rim brake rims are a wear component. Use and conditions can reduce or accelerate wear.

They last long enough otherwise there'd be 10,000...
06-18-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,847
Posted By Fissile

Well the joke's on the EPA because the alcohol...

Well the joke's on the EPA because the alcohol took care of that.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,893
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

Wireless is a bad idea when the Italian riders...

Wireless is a bad idea when the Italian riders hack into your BikeLAN and drop you into the 52/10 in the middle of the climb.
05-13-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,255
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha, well unfortunately this project is more like...

Ha, well unfortunately this project is more like an hbo series thats released each week and inexplicably takes a year and a half per season when there are only a dozen episodes.
03-29-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,388
Posted By Marylander

One thing I've realized is that, in spite of not...

One thing I've realized is that, in spite of not feeling stressed on a conscious level, this whole pandemic situation actually does have me stressed. This has been borne out by my inability to...
10-02-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

^^^ What he said. The shifter boss washers will...

^^^ What he said. The shifter boss washers will have that inner raised rectangular portion facing forward--in line with the downtube. The right shift lever will mount in line with the downtube. The...
10-01-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,008
Posted By Dave Mayer

Use a Campy 8 or early 9-speed era rear...

Use a Campy 8 or early 9-speed era rear derailleur and an unmodified Shimano 10-speed cassette.

Veloce, Daytona, Athena, whatever. Should cost about $50 on Fleabay.

The cable pull of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By CliffordK

What have you set for your privacy settings? ...

What have you set for your privacy settings?

I think a segment is allowed to pass through your privacy area, but will not be allowed if it either begins or ends within your privacy area around the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,410
Posted By Seattle Forrest

People have a lot of anxiety about this. The...

People have a lot of anxiety about this.

The handlebars and seat tube don't have compression plugs in them, and nobody seems to mind.
09-20-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,131
Posted By bikemig

Campy rims can be tough to mount tires on or at...

Campy rims can be tough to mount tires on or at least that has been my experience. A kool stop tire jack should do the job.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,412
Posted By Psimet2001

Meh... Tubular market has changed pretty...

Meh...

Tubular market has changed pretty drastically in the last few years. The whole lot of riders have somehow become so afraid of tubulars that the market for wheels just DIED. Check any of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,412
Posted By 79pmooney

I rode tubulars exclusively for 22 years and a...

I rode tubulars exclusively for 22 years and a lot of miles. (All non-goathead territory.) 3 seasons of racing, decades of commuting, All my touring, many day rides. I used glues that set up hard...
03-17-11, 02:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,008
Posted By vjp

I would just file them flush and then put the...

I would just file them flush and then put the circular vinyl paint protectors over the area. You can't "braze" ti it has to be welded and it is very hot which means the paint is toast. The value in...
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