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05-10-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By plonz

I will tell you what you bought... an incredible...

I will tell you what you bought... an incredible bike! I have the exact frameset and it is the lightest and fastest in my C&V fleet. Very twitchy and not something I want to spend more than 2 hours...
03-15-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,005
Posted By livedarklions

I really think we should come up with 3.2 pounds...

I really think we should come up with 3.2 pounds of suggestions to round it up to 50 lbs.

It's the bicycle equivalent of a parade float. I'd love riding that thing around from time to time.
02-14-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,308
Posted By Paul Barnard

Other Path Users

Lately I have encountered a lot of skaters on the path. It wouldn't be that big of a deal, but they do that Apolo Ohno back and forth thing, eating up the entire path in the process. I am not a...
02-13-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,068
Posted By cyccommute

It’s not even that good of a bell. I bought some...

It’s not even that good of a bell. I bought some when they were on Kickstarter. They had problems with the spring that isolates the bell and they didn’t vibrate all that well.

Spurcycle...
01-31-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,930
Posted By Rolla

Meh. "Under the bus" would mean cutting out...

Meh. "Under the bus" would mean cutting out their shops altogether. They still offer three ways to buy through a dealer, and added two DTC options. Sounds to me like they're trying to fend off...
01-23-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 798
Posted By Bad Lag

Help me out here because I don't get it. What's...

Help me out here because I don't get it. What's the appeal?

I bet it weighs 50 pounds. I've heard those rod brakes function poorly.
It has all sorts of sheet metal brackets that are clamped to...
01-23-22, 01:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By Andy_K

The specs: I want unicycle geometry, but with two...

The specs: I want unicycle geometry, but with two wheels.
01-11-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By repechage

Entertaining. My BMX bikes were proto-bmx, or,...

Entertaining.
My BMX bikes were proto-bmx, or, what one could do with a Sting-Ray.
The cool kid a year ahead of me had a Slick Chick with extra welded up tubes and straps.
So, I bought a Pink...
01-11-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,022
Posted By rumrunn6

official "gravel bike", or not, I like exploring...

official "gravel bike", or not, I like exploring off road, on easier/faster trails

one of my favorite unpaved rail trails...
12-21-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 723
Posted By steelbikeguy

I've been using Velox on a couple of bikes, and...

I've been using Velox on a couple of bikes, and can't say that I've noticed a change in thickness... but I might not be paying attention.

I did change one bike from cork tape to cloth tape, but...
10-08-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,565
Posted By Maelochs

I particularly like the EZ-Access front brake...

I particularly like the EZ-Access front brake levers. Just grow an extra foot in the forearms and clamp down those fast-delivery mech discs.

Further, putting the tires on the rims for added...
10-07-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By easyupbug

I somewhat agree with the above as I have seen...

I somewhat agree with the above as I have seen and done updates that work, this one is too much. If that is a Chorus 11 group it all could be swapped out cash positive for a nice C Record 7 speed...
10-06-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I know it's probably just me, but I find...

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...I know it's probably just me, but I find these "updated" classic frames, with compact cranks and superfast wheels, visually jarring.
If I had bought that, I'd have spent another 6 or 8 hundred...
08-30-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,192
Posted By HTupolev

For paved road riding, suppler is generally...

For paved road riding, suppler is generally better for ride quality. Tire quality can matter for this somewhat, but the really big factor is tire style. Tires with a performance-oriented construction...
07-27-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,846
Posted By PeteHski

More expensive bikes are much lighter. So you...

More expensive bikes are much lighter. So you actually get less raw materials for your money.
06-29-21, 12:41 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 7,407
Posted By tomato coupe

Been away for about 5 years...what have I...

Been away for about 5 years...what have I missed??

The average age of forum participants increased from 65 years to 70 years.
06-28-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 7,407
Posted By _ForceD_

Well, there was a contentious presidential...

Well, there was a contentious presidential election, then there was a pandemic, followed by another
contentious presidential election. Also there was some civil strife, and an insurrection in...
06-28-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 7,407
Posted By Flatforkcrown

-25mm is a small road tire. - disc brakes start...

-25mm is a small road tire.
- disc brakes start 20 page threads
-allez omi-opi
06-28-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,319
Posted By Koyote

Try going shirtless, and leave the helmet at...

Try going shirtless, and leave the helmet at home. That ought to do it.
06-27-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,591
Posted By DeadGrandpa

Don't screw around with the small, pen-sized...

Don't screw around with the small, pen-sized pepper spray. Go to REI or Amazon and get a canister of Bear Spray. It fires a fog two feet in diameter up to twenty feet. I've used it while pedaling,...
06-26-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,074
Posted By livedarklions

Actually, it's the price in pennies.

Actually, it's the price in pennies.
06-26-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,612
Posted By Doc_Wui

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06-25-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,756
Posted By indyfabz

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g4Gh_IcK8UM

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g4Gh_IcK8UM
06-20-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By Koyote

If you are trying to decide which to keep and...

If you are trying to decide which to keep and which to sell, Iím not sure how we can help you. You have provided absolutely no information on your riding habits and preferences, terrain, likes and...
06-19-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,132
Posted By P!N20

Looking forward to a 'show us your valve hole'...

Looking forward to a 'show us your valve hole' thread.

https://i.postimg.cc/SRjff3BM/IMG-6726-edit.jpg
06-15-21, 01:11 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,002
Posted By P!N20

Things You Won't Read in the C&V Forum

"I loosened the clamp bolt and took the seatpost out."

"Gumwalls donít look very good on that bike."

"Why donít you put a carbon fork on it?"

"How much do those cranks weigh?"

"Thatís a...
06-14-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,854
Posted By indyfabz

Another false premise thread. Many nights on...

Another false premise thread.

Many nights on tour I donít get a shower. Those are often the nicest campsites. I feel better when I am in the environment.

...
05-30-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By Bianchigirll

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On the left top Proto, left bottom Proto, right top...
05-10-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,400
Posted By AlmostTrick

I've done the same group rides fixed and geared...

I've done the same group rides fixed and geared and always kept up. We have hills some hills but nothing both long and steep. While on fixed I often pass the geared riders going up, and they pass me...
05-08-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,180
Posted By veganbikes

A quality chainring like that is generally going...

A quality chainring like that is generally going to be rounder and have better tooth profiles rather than just stamping it it is likely machined or machined a lot better and probably out of a stiffer...
04-29-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,974
Posted By billridesbikes

How much we talking? Build a velodrome.

How much we talking?

Build a velodrome.
04-29-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,974
Posted By CAT7RDR

Create a foundation for disadvantaged youths to...

Create a foundation for disadvantaged youths to be able to purchase and service bikes and provide a safety and training courses for same with helmets and necessary padding (BMX and MTB) supplied.
04-26-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,533
Posted By kahn

I usually try ringing the bell pretty far in...

I usually try ringing the bell pretty far in advance of my passing. The Spurcycle is a bit shrill and can be heard even by the harder of hearing (I know personally) and so is more a light tingling...
04-25-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,796
Posted By steelbikeguy

I've kinda lost track of what stuff I've got, and...

I've kinda lost track of what stuff I've got, and just remembered that I've got a pair of oak soled Dettos still in the box.
They fit me, and I actually ordered a more conventional pair of Dettos. ...
04-24-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,981
Posted By Ghazmh

Very well said!

Very well said!
04-24-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,981
Posted By fettsvenska

That's great that your shop has appointments, but...

That's great that your shop has appointments, but I've been to several different shops in the different locations where I've lived (Oregon, Washington, Minnesota) to have my bikes serviced and an...
04-19-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,114
Posted By Rolla

:twitchy:

:twitchy:
04-17-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,798
Posted By Bald Paul

I try to give my LBS as much business as I can. ...

I try to give my LBS as much business as I can.
Sure, it may cost a bit more than online, but it's also nice to know that the shop is there, with an experienced bicycle mechanic, equipped with all...
04-12-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,779
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Well, if you’re too old at 49, then I’m dead at...

Well, if you’re too old at 49, then I’m dead at 74. I would definitely go lower on the gearing, though, maybe an 18T freewheel. At your weight, those 23mm wide tires are way too skinny. I’d suggest...
03-31-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 971
Posted By SurferRosa

But who rides in those?

But who rides in those?
03-29-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,931
Posted By Koyote

I'm no physicist, but I think heavier bikes are...

I'm no physicist, but I think heavier bikes are faster going downhill...
03-28-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,822
Posted By SurferRosa

Concerning the head injuries ... the good news is...

Concerning the head injuries ... the good news is your thread is perfectly coherent and well written. So you have that going for you.

Maybe post some pics of the problem child bike. People can...
03-25-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,715
Posted By T-Mar

The bicycle in the original post is an hour...

The bicycle in the original post is an hour record bicycle. At the time there were there were three hour records. The Absolute Hour Record had no venue restrictions. There was also an Indoor Hour...
03-17-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,020
Posted By RChung

[/h1]He didn't hit a tree, or a pothole, and his...

[/h1]He didn't hit a tree, or a pothole, and his handlebar or fork didn't break; those are accidents. He was hit from behind by a motorist.

In other news, eight Atlanta-area massage workers die in...
02-17-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,151
Posted By Toadmeister

Probably because you needed 401 miles to break it...

Probably because you needed 401 miles to break it in ;)
02-13-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By Koyote

I've never had any problems with USPS until...

I've never had any problems with USPS until recently...But I (and a couple family members) have had some pretty astounding delays in the last couple months.

Anyone who's followed the USPS' woes...
01-21-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,492
Posted By Drillium Dude

How To Ride A Bike Forever

I recently received Rivendell's Parts & Accessories Fall-Winter 2000 No. 7 catalog after purchasing it on Ebay. Although not the version I thought it was (I was thinking it was the version with more...
01-16-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,206
Posted By philbob57

It's lack of affluence that's screwed up US life...

It's lack of affluence that's screwed up US life expectancy ... opioid deaths and suicides among people whose incomes don't sustain their lives, deaths due to pollution in less affluent parts of the...
01-14-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,893
Posted By SurferRosa

"Put it in the college fund!" ​​​​​​ ...

"Put it in the college fund!"
​​​​​​



Probably easy for Danny at around 5'10" and riding a 52cm frame.
01-13-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,341
Posted By veganbikes

It shouldn't need to be said over and over but...

It shouldn't need to be said over and over but people still don't get it. If you are not an emergency vehicle going to an emergency please use a solid light at the front. Ideally at the rear as well...
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