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Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-23, 04:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,093
Posted By Ynotnow

New bike day is the best kinda day!

Just took delivery of my first road bike after two decades of mountain biking.
I'm super excited to learn a new discipline and hope the learning curve isn't too steep.

I will say, the good folks...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-23, 08:26 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,362
Posted By redtires

Came in to read about bikes.... but I guess I...

Came in to read about bikes.... but I guess I didn't know what I was thinking.
Forum: Touring
01-14-23, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By ThermionicScott

Are you locking your elbows when you ride? ...

Are you locking your elbows when you ride? That's a sure way to get neck and shoulder pain. Keep 'em loose!
Forum: Touring
01-14-23, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By veganbikes

A fitter would be perfect for you! Get a nice...

A fitter would be perfect for you! Get a nice dynamic fit and you will thank yourself!
Forum: Touring
01-12-23, 09:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 545
Posted By nun

I agree that my other bikes are good for light...

I agree that my other bikes are good for light touring...apart from maybe the DeRosa because of the geometry. I also have a Specialized Diverge that has big tire clearances and a comfortable...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 21,008
Posted By Lombard

I wish I could take credit for this one from this...

I wish I could take credit for this one from this thread:

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1264839-earthing-3.html
Forum: Touring
12-16-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,534
Posted By elcruxio

Something made by surly would probably work....

Something made by surly would probably work. Krampus or karate monkey.

As for the need of a suspensuon fork, I really don't see tge need for road touring. Perhaps for really rough gravel roads a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 21,008
Posted By spelger

although i do the hot wax stuff i don't do it to...

although i do the hot wax stuff i don't do it to get any more life out of the chain or the rest of the DT. in fact, i really don't know if anything is lasting longer and don't really care. i do it...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,362
Posted By rsbob

I might think that from a product liability...

I might think that from a product liability standpoint, most carbon bike manufacturers would over build their bikes rather than vice versa. It would only take a fatality or serious injuries from a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,362
Posted By pallen

BF - carbon frames are bad for the environment,...

BF - carbon frames are bad for the environment, they last forever in landfills and won't ever degrade.

Also BF - How long can I ride my carbon bike before it dissolves out from under me and kills...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,362
Posted By Calsun

I am still riding the Trek 5200 CF road bike I...

I am still riding the Trek 5200 CF road bike I purchased in 2001. There are many used Trek 5200 bikes for sale so durability in the real world is not an issue. I would be more concerned about a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 21,008
Posted By DaveSSS

I used homebrew oil/mineral spirits for several...

I used homebrew oil/mineral spirits for several years. Nasty dirty chain and cassette. Never again. Home brew liquid wax for me. I've used it for several years now. Cleanest drive train ever.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,932
Posted By big john

I have a 52x11 on one of my bikes. It's useful on...

I have a 52x11 on one of my bikes. It's useful on some descents and big rollers when I'm trying to make the little climbers work. Doesn't happen much anymore though.:50:
11-27-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By mstateglfr

Yup, some of the TDF routes were unpaved. ...

Yup, some of the TDF routes were unpaved.
Apples oranges and whatnot.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,415
Posted By alcjphil

I had been using KMC 10 speed chains for several...

I had been using KMC 10 speed chains for several years. Last year I installed a Wipperman chain on one of my road bikes. It is significantly quieter than the KMC chain was, and I didn't find the KMC...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 476,004
Posted By Unca_Sam

😬 My palms are sweating from this photo!

😬
My palms are sweating from this photo!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,521
Posted By vespasianus

The OP said: "Friend not in a position to get a...

The OP said: "Friend not in a position to get a custom made frame. Trying to find something that would be as light as an 853 frame in a production bike. It this even a thing anymore?"

To the OP,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,552
Posted By big john

Well the OP was 20 years ago. Maybe we could find...

Well the OP was 20 years ago. Maybe we could find him and ask if he's still using the same fork?

fwiw I have well over 50K miles on one cf fork and about 35K on another. Also have a cf mountain...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,730
Posted By seypat

Could you upgrade to a Giant that has what you're...

Could you upgrade to a Giant that has what you're looking for? It might be cheaper than the BMC.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,626
Posted By JohnDThompson

It depends on how fast you ride. Aerodynamics...

It depends on how fast you ride. Aerodynamics advantage increases with average speed; light weight advantage is independent of speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,626
Posted By Maelochs

If you are cruising at 20 mph or more most of the...

If you are cruising at 20 mph or more most of the time aero is probably going to pay off .... and if weight is a big issue, go weight-weenie on other parts of the build.

I am not an engineer, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,516
Posted By RoadWearier

Yup. Rode great. Felt great. .had a good time...

Yup. Rode great. Felt great. .had a good time with some very nice people.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,516
Posted By Trakhak

Gorgeous bike, in what looks like nearly pristine...

Gorgeous bike, in what looks like nearly pristine condition, at a great price. Envious.

The fitter will probably have no trouble setting it up to fit you right. Size looks fine. At most, it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By Sy Reene

Potentially also a downside to going a bit wider,...

Potentially also a downside to going a bit wider, will you have any hassles removing or installing wheel with tires inflated? Ie. would your brake's release open up enough to accommodate the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,516
Posted By fishboat

Congrats on the bike..it's very nice. If you...

Congrats on the bike..it's very nice. If you paid $500..you got a killer deal.

As I mentioned in the other thread, I have a Lemond Victoire (basically the same bike) so I know how it rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,916
Posted By seypat

I was hoping the thread was about these. I...

I was hoping the thread was about these. I usually had one in my school lunchbox. Thanks mom. :D

https://www.hostesscakes.com/products/ding-dongs/chocolate/
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,916
Posted By LarrySellerz

I wish I could whistle, it looks super effective...

I wish I could whistle, it looks super effective from videos ive seen of mexican/latin american cyclists who seem to have loud whistles
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,916
Posted By bikehoco

I’ve found people with earbuds hear my bell...

I’ve found people with earbuds hear my bell better than verbal commands such as “on your left”.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,916
Posted By timdow

I have a bell and use it, but unfortunately, a...

I have a bell and use it, but unfortunately, a lot of people on the pathways here wear earbuds.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,916
Posted By Trsnrtr

I took care of it for you.

I took care of it for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,916
Posted By znomit

One good ding deserves another. Symox was...

One good ding deserves another.

Symox was you accident caused by getting slapped after whistling at the wrong person? We want details.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,916
Posted By datlas

So nice, you praised it twice?

So nice, you praised it twice?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,541
Posted By jaxgtr

New Bike Day

So.......

Did you ever have something just drop in your lap and not know what to do, but you know, you can't pass it up?

It was a short engagement. There is a bike shop on the westside of town...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,879
Posted By Koyote

Squirrels don't scare me. Now clowns --...

Squirrels don't scare me.

Now clowns -- they're scary.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,879
Posted By streetsurfer

It should be your job to scare the squirrels-not...

It should be your job to scare the squirrels-not the other way around.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,879
Posted By MoAlpha

Ran over one once, with no negative effects for...

Ran over one once, with no negative effects for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,879
Posted By Trakhak

One of the best pieces of advice I've come across...

One of the best pieces of advice I've come across on Bikeforums is (if there's enough time to do so) to aim at the squirrel. That's what they expect predators to do. They'll stop darting back and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 21,008
Posted By SoSmellyAir

When I first started to wax, I observed (here in...

When I first started to wax, I observed (here in BF) that the RD shifting is hesitant during the first few miles after a fresh wax. I was told (by a more experienced waxer) to give both sides of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 21,008
Posted By SoSmellyAir

This is a brilliant idea, except I will apply it...

This is a brilliant idea, except I will apply it to the odorless mineral spirits (OMS) rather than the wax; I usually put my chain through two baths of OMS before I wax it.

I always thought that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,879
Posted By Seattle Forrest

It's just the post crash thing. Bring injured...

It's just the post crash thing. Bring injured really sucks and now you're more keenly aware of things that have the potential to do it again.

If you're really worried bring a cat with you.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,879
Posted By SoSmellyAir

1. Glad to hear you have recovered and are riding...

1. Glad to hear you have recovered and are riding about.

2. I think this is just post crash jitters. I think the chances of a dashing squirrel caught in the spokes are pretty low. But if you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 21,008
Posted By SpedFast

I'm going to give the magnet idea a go. Thanks...

I'm going to give the magnet idea a go. Thanks for that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 21,008
Posted By yaw

Given the lifetime of a chain I think it's worth...

Given the lifetime of a chain I think it's worth going to the effort of a few spirit shake ups and final alcohol rinse to get any residue off.

It's going to be a long time before I have to go down...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,809
Posted By Random11

Great to hear that you're back to riding. I've...

Great to hear that you're back to riding. I've been forced off my bike a few times for medical issues (not cycling related), so I don't have to imagine how much you wanted to get back in the saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By Koyote

I would not be comfortable with only 1-2mm of...

I would not be comfortable with only 1-2mm of clearance, esp with the rear -- since the wheel might flex slightly under power. And if you hit a pothole and knock the rim even slightly out-of-true,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,164
Posted By jonathanf2

That video went from talking about tubes and...

That video went from talking about tubes and tubeless to investing in contemporary art? WTF!

Anyways, I generally like tubeless once setup, but for hill climbing I do prefer TPU tubes and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,150
Posted By znomit

They mostly choose them because they don't have...

They mostly choose them because they don't have much of a choice any more.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 21,008
Posted By Polaris OBark

You are supposed to take the beef stroganoff out...

You are supposed to take the beef stroganoff out of the crock pot before you put your block of wax in it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 21,008
Posted By Polaris OBark

I've never waxed the quick-link. I just remove...

I've never waxed the quick-link. I just remove the wax from the ends, put the pins in a few times to push out the residual wax, and then close it with the Park tool.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 05:36 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 21,008
Posted By yaw

I don't do this myself because I don't tour but I...

I don't do this myself because I don't tour but I heard that the Silca Super Secret drip wax is well suited to top up waxed chains as the wax base is essentially the same and dries hard (unlike...
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