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07-04-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 691
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

The real weak point is that bike will get your...

The real weak point is that bike will get your maids bike pregnant
07-01-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By DarKris

Gravel “Mullet” Bike..... The OTHER Mullet

Not the 10-50t cassette w. MTB derailleur mullet, but the 29er front, 27.5 rear mullet:

...
07-01-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By Steelman54

Don't drill out the eyelets, get the correct...

Don't drill out the eyelets, get the correct spokes/nipples.

From the SunRingle website:Eyelets are pressed into rim spoke holes for reinforcement as a way to obtain even spoke tensions during...
06-25-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 739
Posted By velopig

There is a tendency to ride smaller bikes as...

There is a tendency to ride smaller bikes as that's what the current pros ride. In days past seat posts only came in 180 cm lengths and road stems were horizontal to the ground. The typical MAMIL...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 756
Posted By 79pmooney

"Now that laced shoes have been out for some...

"Now that laced shoes have been out for some time" Hard for me to read that with a straight face. Pros were wearing laced cycling shoes 120 years ago. When I raced in the '70s. that was all there...
Replies: 26
Views: 1,374
Posted By Brad L

No need, I already have one of each size. I got...

No need, I already have one of each size. I got them as part of a trade.

...
06-05-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,405
Posted By indyfabz

As I note above. First thing I noticed about him...

As I note above. First thing I noticed about him when I saw the video. NTTAWWT. :D
05-30-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,113
Posted By Seattle Forrest

******g riots. Besides all the damage, the virus...

******g riots. Besides all the damage, the virus must be spreading like wildfire through the crowds.
...
05-29-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By fietsbob

Yea , back in the 80s Your famous Italian brands...

Yea , back in the 80s Your famous Italian brands expected the dealer to finish the frame prep .. Campagnolo and the others sold a lot of prep tool sets as a result..
05-28-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 597
Posted By woodcraft

I would never do that, but that guy's fork is...

I would never do that, but that guy's fork is already messed up,

so it might not matter much.
05-23-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 629
Posted By cyccommute

Wolftooth Pack Pliers....

Wolftooth Pack Pliers. (https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/pack-pliers) They have storage for extra links and can be used a tire levers. A little expensive but a very good tool. There...
05-16-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By gus6464

You're looking at this the wrong way. The enigma...

You're looking at this the wrong way. The enigma is meant to fit differently than the bike you already have. Higher stack with same reach means that you will be more upright on the enigma vs the...
05-13-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,118
Posted By katsup

I remember when "extreme gravelling" was called...

I remember when "extreme gravelling" was called mountain biking.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,057
Posted By MinnMan

I have a small light backpack that I use for...

I have a small light backpack that I use for particular rides. They are particularly useful for a ride that is going to see a significant change in weather, like a cold morning that's going to turn...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,057
Posted By aaronmcd

I think it just comes down to what the plan is...

I think it just comes down to what the plan is for the ride. I think for most roadies, the plan is to go explore and get a workout, maybe stop for a quick coffee, but mostly it's on the go. So most...
05-06-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 648
Posted By Oso Polar

Same here, except computers are mostly new and...

Same here, except computers are mostly new and powerful. It doesn't matter - this forum is awful for computer performance, it is just that you'll notice it faster on a slower machine. RAM and CPU...
05-06-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,146
Posted By JenGQ

I use to live in a second story apartment. What I...

I use to live in a second story apartment. What I did was hold on to the handlebars and lift the bike vertically so it was standing on it's rear wheel and then kind of let gravity "roll" it down each...
05-04-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,006
Posted By Attilio

There Must Be Something Wrong With Me Because...

... I hate drop bars.

Love my Salsa Journeyman Flat bar. Rode it for a year, still enjoying it. Tried a Warbird and it's amazing, pedals great but doesn't ride so nice on account of the drop bar....
05-03-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By Ironfish653

[/QUOTE] Most gear inch calculators also...

[/QUOTE]

Most gear inch calculators also take into account wheel and tire size, so it can be used to compare equivalent ‘gears’ between bikes, especially if you have different size wheels, like a...
05-03-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 642
Posted By ThermionicScott

This is why I keep some supplies around before I...

This is why I keep some supplies around before I need them. ;)
05-03-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 642
Posted By dsbrantjr

The vulcanizing fluid used to patch tubes is...

The vulcanizing fluid used to patch tubes is neither glue nor rubber cement, it promotes crosslinking of the rubber polymer with chains of sulfur bonds: ...
05-03-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By AlmostTrick

Gear inches is just another unit of measurement...

Gear inches is just another unit of measurement that many cyclists find quite handy. A scale of 28-100 (or so) can be more relatable when comparing gears than 1.06 - 4.8.
05-02-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,590
Posted By Jinkster

"Just Enjoying The Ride" AKA "Moderation"(something to consider)

It's been quite awhile since I posted here and two of the 3 bikes listed in my profile are gone...I sold the Giant OCR and gave away the Trek to my Son In-law which left me with my favorite of the...
04-30-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 780
Posted By Ogsarg

I've been wearing coated prescription lenses for...

I've been wearing coated prescription lenses for at least 30 years and always clean them with dish detergent or lens cleaner. I did have one pair that the coating started to de-laminate but not the...
04-29-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By ted_major

That’s been my experience. I have one bike with...

That’s been my experience. I have one bike with discs and quick releases, and I think maybe once I’ve been able to reinstall the front wheel without the brake rubbing. Just about every time the wheel...
04-28-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 311
Posted By WizardOfBoz

If you can gently pry the rubber back and see if...

If you can gently pry the rubber back and see if the underlying cord of the fabric is cut, you'll have some clear pathways. If the cord IS cut, you could and probably should discard the tire. But if...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,037
Posted By OldTryGuy

Moon light rider here so no worries for me or...

Moon light rider here so no worries for me or answers for you but I have this >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCO6smQrjJ8
Forum: Touring
04-22-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,782
Posted By stardognine

Saw a rattlesnake today!

And I sure wasn’t expecting it. 🙁 I was walking my bike up a pretty steep mountain road, just North of Castoic Lake (in Angeles National Forest), and kinda got a tunnel-vision thing going on, mostly...
04-22-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,278
Posted By c_m_shooter

Buy for your reach and don't worry about stand...

Buy for your reach and don't worry about stand over. I am 5'8" but have long legs and arms, but a short torso for my hight. I have come to find out I am more comfortable on a road bike a size up...
04-21-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,191
Posted By gsteinb

funny. The way to mitigate the impact of...

funny.

The way to mitigate the impact of the disease until there's a vaccine might be to isolate, but it's anything but selfish. It's actually a beautiful selfless act of caring for not only...
04-20-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,191
Posted By wgscott

Maybe all the people who think protecting their...

Maybe all the people who think protecting their community from infection is unnecessary and an infringement on their rights could isolate themselves together, perhaps on a cruise ship, and let it run...
04-19-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,083
Posted By rollagain

Just a question, but was the driver able to see...

Just a question, but was the driver able to see you in his rearview mirror(s)? If you were too close to the tailgate you were likely invisible unless the truck was equipped with a (working) backup...
04-16-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By katsup

You say that but I had one of these squorx alloy...

You say that but I had one of these squorx alloy nipples break on me when I touched it last year (also in Southern California). I replace it with a brass, but the other 4-5 nipples I had to mess with...
04-16-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,191
Posted By 308jerry

The 4.8 mortality rate is based on what number?...

The 4.8 mortality rate is based on what number? The number of tested positive, the number of positive based on symptoms? We don't actually know the number of OP that have actually had CV19. So with...
04-16-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,693
Posted By Happy Feet

I think, as we get older, we need to readjust our...

I think, as we get older, we need to readjust our expectations away from external benchmarks and refocus on more intrinsic goals. At 56 I am more active now than I was in my 40's but there is also...
04-15-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By dsbrantjr

Put the hammer down and step back slowly.....

Put the hammer down and step back slowly.....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,223
Posted By RiceAWay

If you have disk brakes and you have clincher...

If you have disk brakes and you have clincher tires that you allowed to get too soft (they often ride fine) it is very likely that pulling the brake on too hard and too suddenly will spin the tire...
04-14-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,097
Posted By CAT7RDR

Gardening, shampooing carpets, painting interior...

Gardening, shampooing carpets, painting interior of house, detailing cars, walking the canine beast. Oh yeah, riding my bike more for the win.
04-14-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,097
Posted By freeranger

Every morning, and afternoon, I lift a 3-4 gallon...

Every morning, and afternoon, I lift a 3-4 gallon of water (weighs 8lbs/gal.) over a horse fence and pour it into another bucket hanging inside the fence, from a post. 2 buckets to be filled. Then...
04-13-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By ThermionicScott

If it were my bike, I'd opt for the Rene Herse...

If it were my bike, I'd opt for the Rene Herse crank with 11+ speed rings. Pricey, but better to cry once, right? :thumb:
...
04-13-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By gearbasher

Rear cable is coming off the chainstay cable stop...

Rear cable is coming off the chainstay cable stop at a funky angle. That could be causing some heartaches. Maybe you need a step down ferrule?...
04-13-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,573
Posted By Kapusta

Agreed. I started mtb in the 90s with 560mm bars....

Agreed. I started mtb in the 90s with 560mm bars. Now I am on 750mm - 780mm bars. For actual trail use, I would never go back.

The “bars catching the trees” issue is way overblown, and I say this...
04-10-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,191
Posted By willibrord

It is worse than the worst case scenarios of a...

It is worse than the worst case scenarios of a couple of months ago. I have trepidation of what it will look like in six months time.
04-10-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,191
Posted By genec

Annnd here it is... the haves and have nots... ...

Annnd here it is... the haves and have nots...
The Immunity Card.


https://www.politico.com/amp/news/2020/04/10/fauci-coronavirus-immunity-cards-for-americans-are-being-discussed-178784

No...
04-10-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,975
Posted By Trevtassie

Rip off the branding stickers, spray valuable...

Rip off the branding stickers, spray valuable stuff with Plastikote flat black removable paint. Let it get scratched. Stick a couple of random decals on it. I now have trouble convincing...
04-09-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By BFisher

After some smoothing out: ...

After some smoothing out:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20200409_170241_192095f1f5cd91c068219b48e44d89f27533fc6b.jpg

I have a bit more to do here, but am...
04-09-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,420
Posted By dedhed

The drive side must always be installed tight to...

The drive side must always be installed tight to the shell as this is what holds it. The NDS cup just supports and centers that side. I have one where the NDS doesn't go all the way in but enough to...
04-08-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,682
Posted By Russ Roth

Every bike we tuned at 4 different shops got a...

Every bike we tuned at 4 different shops got a complete cleaning and left looking good, just takes a few rags and some windex to have them looking good unless its really crusty.
Pop the wheels off,...
04-03-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 515
Posted By touring_bmore

Thank you all for the suggestions!! My mistake...

Thank you all for the suggestions!!
My mistake was not using the curved washer between the mounting bolt and the derailleur mount.
It wasn't included with my derailleur and in the Dealer manual it...
03-28-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,597
Posted By alo

As others have said, don't use bleach. ...

As others have said, don't use bleach.

Sunlight or ultraviolet light kills bacteria and viruses. Just leave it sitting in the sunlight for awhile.
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