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02-11-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,138
Posted By Troul

Probably see this new material used in the...

Probably see this new material used in the bicycle industry first via phone/gadget mounts.
02-11-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,138
Posted By Wildwood

Polymer Unobtanium rims are next, too. What...

Polymer Unobtanium rims are next, too.

What I want to know.
Who is working on a material to yield a lightweight 20mm road tire with the compliance of today's 28mm tire, without damaging rims?
02-08-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,138
Posted By tcs

Still waiting on nanotubes and Buckyballs.

Still waiting on nanotubes and Buckyballs.
02-08-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,138
Posted By _ForceD_

Comments about frame material through history… ...

Comments about frame material through history…
1830s - “My good sir…I can’t believe you’re still riding one of those wooden velocipedes. Steel is real!”
1930s - “I do say…I can’t believe you’re not...
02-08-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,138
Posted By Troul

how easy will it be to patch or repair, of it can...

how easy will it be to patch or repair, of it can be?

How much of an impact with UV have on an exposed untreated or non-painted surface?
01-29-22, 02:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 719
Posted By Cookie30

A plea to tyre and rim designers

I can’t be the first to ask so sorry if you’ve seen this before.

Please can we go back to designing tyres and rims that allow punctures to be fixed when out and about?

I’ve seen so many threads...
01-27-22, 01:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 946
Posted By ctak

+1 for trp spyre

+1 for trp spyre
01-26-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 946
Posted By shelbyfv

Politely, you are barking up the wrong tree. The...

Politely, you are barking up the wrong tree. The TRP Spyre is the best purely mechanical disc brake and the HY/RD is generally thought to be a step above. Replace the pads and clean the rotors for...
01-25-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 598
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I would buy a new chain and keep the old one...

I would buy a new chain and keep the old one aside with the smaller cassette.
01-10-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,050
Posted By gpburdell

IMHO... Bicycle helmet if you'll be riding...

IMHO...

Bicycle helmet if you'll be riding at bicycle speeds.
Motorcycle helmet if you'll be riding at moped/motorcycle speeds.

In either event consider the cost of replacing your head when...
01-10-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,344
Posted By cyclist2000

500 miles this month. 1/1 - 31 miles 1/2 - 31...

500 miles this month.
1/1 - 31 miles
1/2 - 31
1/3 - 31
1/4 - 32
1/5 - 32
1/6 - 14
1/7 - 42
1/8 - 40
1/9 - 32
01-08-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 981
Posted By Greg R

That's Youtube for ya. Anyone from schooled...

That's Youtube for ya. Anyone from schooled and/or credentialed to shade tree can post. If the content violates safety, established practice, or just plain unskilled, it can warrant a down vote...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,574
Posted By cb400bill

Ride your own ride.

Ride your own ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,574
Posted By Mojo31

Do what you gotta do to make your ride work. Who...

Do what you gotta do to make your ride work. Who cares what others say.
01-05-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,604
Posted By Trsnrtr

Can we please leave the Trek/Lance/Lemond stuff...

Can we please leave the Trek/Lance/Lemond stuff out of this? It’s ancient history and a sure way to get the thread locked. Guaranteed.
01-05-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,604
Posted By Rdmonster69

I was looking at Canyon and went with Trek...

I was looking at Canyon and went with Trek because I liked the Domane features as well as a store within driving distance had my color/size in stock. I also wanted a threaded BB.

Lemond was my...
01-05-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,604
Posted By Iride01

Just be honest with yourself and assess what your...

Just be honest with yourself and assess what your experience and bike knowledge is. Especially about mechanical things. If you are less than great, then consider getting a bike that has an...
01-04-22, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By jimc101

It's a cassette, 10 speed and doesn't care what...

It's a cassette, 10 speed and doesn't care what the RD or shifters are, as long as the RD capacity is good, the cassette will work. The issue you seem to be confusing this with, is shifter/RD...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,796
Posted By unterhausen

Let's face it, at 67 you aren't getting any...

Let's face it, at 67 you aren't getting any stronger. Get a GRX crank and a couple of sets of chainrings. Then leave the smaller set on there because that's all you really need.

I did an SR series...
01-02-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 923
Posted By nomadmax

Cheater bar.

Cheater bar.
12-29-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,862
Posted By MattTheHat

12/01 - 34.6 miles 12/02 - 39.8 miles 12/04 -...

12/01 - 34.6 miles
12/02 - 39.8 miles
12/04 - 31.3 miles
12/07 - 7.8 miles
12/08 - 10.2 miles
12/19 - 5.3 miles
12/20 - 6.3 miles
12/22 - 19.8 miles
12/23 - 34.1 miles
12/24 - 14.4 miles
12-29-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,371
Posted By GhostRider62

Two accidents last year have me at 104Kg and...

Two accidents last year have me at 104Kg and grossly unfit and still in pain. But my goal is 84 Kg by May 1, a full Super Randonneur Series, and a 1200K by year end. I also want to walk the AT...
12-29-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,371
Posted By jeneralist

Learn the intricacies of e-bike touring. After 5...

Learn the intricacies of e-bike touring. After 5 years on the sidelines, accept that these are the knees I have, and stop being ashamed of the bike I need to ride. Planning a ride along the Erie...
12-29-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,371
Posted By indyfabz

4-day unsupported tour in NJ and DE over Easter. ...

4-day unsupported tour in NJ and DE over Easter.
12-day, unsupported tour in VT starting early June.
One-week trip somewhere local-ish.after Labor Day.
A few long weekend trips in between all them.
12-29-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,371
Posted By Grudey1

Mine: Lose 60 lbs. of fat. Successfully...

Mine:

Lose 60 lbs. of fat.
Successfully participate in the Texas MS 150 (150 miles over a two-day organized ride). ...
12-28-21, 01:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 572
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I echo the above comments by HillRider, cxwrench,...

I echo the above comments by HillRider, cxwrench, and 79pmooney. Moreover, in my experience (solely with 11 speed road cassettes), the downshift (from a physically smaller cog to the adjacent larger...
12-27-21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,543
Posted By cyclezen

Boy, really like that design! also think the...

Boy, really like that design!
also think the internal shock would be a great thing out here. Most of the year is very dry here, so dirt becomes dust, clay dust, with silica and other mineral...
12-26-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,050
Posted By zandoval

Bicycle, Bicycle with a Motor, Or Motorcycle... ...

Bicycle, Bicycle with a Motor, Or Motorcycle...

Bicycle Helmet, E-Bike Helmet, Motorcycle Helmet...

I personally think a well secured Mountain Bike Helmet to start would be best for you.
...
12-26-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,343
Posted By cxwrench

shelbyfv and Litespud are correct. OP is confused...

shelbyfv and Litespud are correct. OP is confused about how drivetrains in general and rear derailleurs in particular function. Long cage derailleurs aren't any harder to set up than any other...
12-20-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,862
Posted By 257 roberts

Goal 3000 for the year 12-31. 24.21 miles ...

Goal 3000 for the year

12-31. 24.21 miles
12-30. 15.03 miles
12-29. 13.73 miles
12-28. 12.48 miles
12-27. 29.69 miles
12-24. 27.13 miles
12-23. 20.71 miles
12-20. 12.93 miles
12-20-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,649
Posted By travbikeman

Just an idea that could save you money from...

Just an idea that could save you money from having to switch to brifters if even possible without a drivetrain swap:

https://surlybikes.com/blog/the_surly_corner_bar_dropbar_mountain_bike_handlebar
12-20-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By 70sSanO

I can’t believe Giant’s response or that this is...

I can’t believe Giant’s response or that this is normal.

If the high limit screw that far off, the rest of the cassette wouldn’t index correctly. The indexing is from the 1st position cog.

I...
12-17-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,901
Posted By Wildwood

+1. Rubber covers are cheaper than 1 pair of name...

+1. Rubber covers are cheaper than 1 pair of name brand cleats.


I walk in mine for short distances if I don’t have covers with me and my cleats do not wear-out so fast. Maybe my choice of the...
12-17-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,901
Posted By nomadmax

They aren't for walking, at all. Carry a pair of...

They aren't for walking, at all. Carry a pair of cleat covers.
12-17-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,323
Posted By livedarklions

I have some experience with this, having bought a...

I have some experience with this, having bought a bike for a 350 pound person in the last couple years.

Those weight limits are stated for liability purposes. I think if there's going to be any...
12-16-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,862
Posted By msalvetti

Monthly Goal: 150 12/2: 16.4 12/4: 15.7 ...

Monthly Goal: 150
12/2: 16.4
12/4: 15.7
12/5: 15.1
12/8: 15.7
12/10: 15.8
12/13: 15.9

MTD: 94.6
YTD: 1523.4
12-16-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,517
Posted By zandoval

Newer deraileur sets and Brifters and the like...

Newer deraileur sets and Brifters and the like somewhat accommodate cross chaining better than the old school components. On our old Ten Speeds (5 gears in back and 2 in front) we more or less had a...
12-16-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,923
Posted By Badger6

Except the pain your ego suffers every time one...

Except the pain your ego suffers every time one of your former two wheeled friends sees you on it… :roflmao2:

But, you’re not wrong. I have a good friend who switched to a recumbent trike about 10...
12-16-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,517
Posted By Cyclist0108

Many shifting systems have a trim setting, which...

Many shifting systems have a trim setting, which is like a half-shift in the front. It will move the derailleur slightly to minimize rubbing.
12-16-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,517
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Well, it's not "completely normal" but the shop...

Well, it's not "completely normal" but the shop isn't completely wrong either.

Depending on the bike and the quality of its components, there may be some limitation as to whether or not this can...
12-16-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,923
Posted By veloz

See your fitter. Carefully measure seat setback...

See your fitter. Carefully measure seat setback between the bikes. I might guess your Beargrease saddle might be set more aft. When that's set on your other bike, then adjust your stem reach. If one...
12-15-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,648
Posted By Koyote

Bad advice.

Bad advice.
12-15-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,298
Posted By BrazAd

OP here - wow, thanks for the great replies so...

OP here - wow, thanks for the great replies so far!

Background: Cycling seriously for 4-1/2 years. I ride about 6k annually on road and 1k+ on dirt roads with a gravel bike. I don't ride MTB or...
12-14-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,137
Posted By squirtdad

I like the lenzyne floot pumps, but really don't...

I like the lenzyne floot pumps, but really don't think you can go wrong with any good quality pump, as long as it matches the tire of tire you mostly use (road, mountain etc) ...
12-13-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,215
Posted By livedarklions

I had to look this up--so you buy some wrist...

I had to look this up--so you buy some wrist bands etc. with contact info for relatives which you wear and you pay an annual fee to keep a registration online with the company that makes them?
...
12-12-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By SoSmellyAir

From what I have read, a 1.85 mm spacer (behind...

From what I have read, a 1.85 mm spacer (behind the cassette) is needed to use a 10 speed road cassette on a 11 speed road freehub.

Shimano Dura-Ace FH-9000 11-Speed Low Spacer (1.85mm) - Nashbar...
12-12-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,862
Posted By 257 roberts

Goal for December...3000 for the year 12-04...

Goal for December...3000 for the year

12-04 5.60 miles
12-09 13.14 miles
12-12 15.12 miles
12-18 13.56 miles

MTD. 47.42 miles
YTD. 2724.00 miles
12-10-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,862
Posted By msalvetti

Monthly Goal: 150 12/2: 16.4 12/4: 15.7 ...

Monthly Goal: 150
12/2: 16.4
12/4: 15.7
12/5: 15.1
12/8: 15.7
12/10: 15.8

MTD: 78.7
YTD: 1507.5
Forum: Commuting
12-10-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,005
Posted By adamrice

Just took delivery of a pair of Ortlieb gravel...

Just took delivery of a pair of Ortlieb gravel panniers. She hasn't used them yet, but her initial reaction is very positive.
12-08-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,543
Posted By Symox

Test road a MTB today

I have an older 2000s mountain bike that I'm happy with but couldn't resist trying out a bike at my LBS

It was a Trek Marlin 8

Here's what I learned from my 1 bike sample :) :
1) 1x drivetrain...
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