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Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 789
Posted By Dean V

The frame is 15 yrs old but nothing else is.

The frame is 15 yrs old but nothing else is.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 789
Posted By Kimmo

Seems a bit heavy for a bike with rim brakes and...

Seems a bit heavy for a bike with rim brakes and tubulars.

This bad boy is 6.24kg / 13.75lb... fifteen years old, too.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 789
Posted By chaadster

How much lighter without spending an astronomical...

How much lighter without spending an astronomical sum? Not much is the answer there, maybe something in the neighborhood of 80g with a $300 - $400 or so investment.

I’m thinking items like bar,...
10-21-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By cxwrench

Can we discuss cranks the OP doesn't have a...

Can we discuss cranks the OP doesn't have a little more?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 969
Posted By Bald Paul

I had one in my cart, then found out they don't...

I had one in my cart, then found out they don't offer free shipping. Oh well.
10-18-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 944
Posted By jgwilliams

'Bike to Work' is a UK scheme to enable employees...

'Bike to Work' is a UK scheme to enable employees to get a bike for a discount. It involves a salary sacrifice which means, because of the way UK employees pay tax at source, the government will foot...
10-17-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 944
Posted By Jac41721

I am sorry and need some encouragement here. ...

I am sorry and need some encouragement here.

I woke up middle of the night depressed, unable to sleep. Thinking about the money I have wasted. Thinking about the injustice I got. Thinking I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,749
Posted By masi61

I have my own theory as to why this happens...

I have my own theory as to why this happens (eventually) with latex tubes. Yes, rim tape has to be right but there can be the issue of how you pump the tires.

Could you share what your specific...
10-15-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,378
Posted By Rolla

WTF is wrong with you? I don't know if I've ever...

WTF is wrong with you? I don't know if I've ever seen you offer anything but criticism and insult here.

Please add me to your ignore list too, you contentious wanker.
10-13-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,451
Posted By Maelochs

I watch some auto programs.... a lot of the...

I watch some auto programs.... a lot of the tools have lights, and for everyone who was tried to shine the beam from the headlight past the tool onto the fastener .....

ABS simply isn't needed....
10-13-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,451
Posted By Phil_gretz

All outdoor activity will be limited to the...

All outdoor activity will be limited to the ruling classes, whose soft bodies will be bloated and powdered. There will be no bicycles for transportation or "fun". Bicycles will have been converted to...
10-13-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,451
Posted By Lazyass

Higher end framesets will be set up for...

Higher end framesets will be set up for electronic only, with no provisions for derrailluer cable stops or routing. Double chainrings will die. We'll be up to 15-16 cog cassettes that your current...
10-12-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,451
Posted By tomato coupe

SRAM will introduce their new 1-50 cassette, for...

SRAM will introduce their new 1-50 cassette, for use with their 3-tooth chain ring.
10-12-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,451
Posted By msu2001la

Every road cyclist I know carries a saddle bag...

Every road cyclist I know carries a saddle bag with a spare tube, co2, levers, etc in it, yet we all ride frames with oversized hollow tubes that could be used for storage. Yes, I know these exist on...
10-12-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,614
Posted By Sy Reene

How can you infer stupidity with a product that...

How can you infer stupidity with a product that has "intelligent molecules" ?

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 807
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I think post 2 is correct. Note the emphasis on...

I think post 2 is correct. Note the emphasis on friction. Friction produces heat so that's where that energy goes, probably also some additional kinetic energy. Heat death of the universe and all...
10-10-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By well biked

The 68 x 42 and 68 x 46 numbers refer to the...

The 68 x 42 and 68 x 46 numbers refer to the frame's bb shell dimensions. 68 x 42 is 68mm wide and 42mm diameter, which is a BB30 shell. The other dimensions you mention are the width and diameter...
10-10-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,222
Posted By grant40

Apparently the guy is a messenger in Chicago....

Apparently the guy is a messenger in Chicago. They say he rides very fast.
10-10-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,614
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

I'm always surprised when I read that people get...

I'm always surprised when I read that people get two or three chains per cassette.
I keep my chain pretty clean and check it regularly for wear.
I get ~2,500 miles on a chain and change it at most...
10-09-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,222
Posted By indyfabz

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 834
Posted By jaxgtr

So got the BBInfinite BB and pulley's yesterday,...

So got the BBInfinite BB and pulley's yesterday, installed today. Such a difference in how smooth the bearing felt compared to the Enduro bearings in the Praxis BB. Weather was horrible today, so...
10-08-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,614
Posted By GlennR

I think the Park tool is a bit more "idiot"...

I think the Park tool is a bit more "idiot" proof, and I need all the help I can get ;)
10-08-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,614
Posted By wolfchild

Even with proper maintenance, it's impossible to...

Even with proper maintenance, it's impossible to get that many miles out of a chain and cassette if the bike is ridded a lot in winter on salt covered roads or ridden off road in the dirt.
10-08-21, 02:53 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,614
Posted By GhostRider62

When the " Except for the chain coming off every...

When the " Except for the chain coming off every 10 rides or so" becomes every 5 rides or you get taken by ambulance to the trauma center, whichever comes first.

Chains skipping or coming off is...
10-07-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,614
Posted By Barry2

I'm betting more chains are cleaned too...

I'm betting more chains are cleaned too infrequently, than are changed too soon.

Barry
10-07-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,614
Posted By shelbyfv

OP, this isn't complicated but you got some...

OP, this isn't complicated but you got some incomplete info as to when the chain should be replaced. Change it based on actual wear, rather than mileage or age. You will have to measure it, either...
10-07-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 944
Posted By velojym

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0CJk5UpY4w
10-07-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 762
Posted By 63rickert

Not freakish at all. Back when I was racing most...

Not freakish at all. Back when I was racing most of us could do 200rpm. Track racing was done mostly on 46x14 and it was not possible to race if 150 effective rpm were not on hand. So yes, most can...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,087
Posted By guachi

You can go here...

You can go here https://www.schwalbe.com/pumped/en to listen to a Schwalbe podcast where the German interviewer says the name in the first lines of each of the English podcasts. Sounds like...
10-06-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,321
Posted By Maelochs

To also make unnecessary noises .... a lot of...

To also make unnecessary noises .... a lot of "research" into electrolytes and hydration was funded by Coca-Cola after the brand bought Gatorade .... in order to commercialize it Coke added a ton...
10-06-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 762
Posted By atwl77

I think more specifically, eyes towards the apex...

I think more specifically, eyes towards the apex as you're coming up to the turn, then as you approach the apex, eyes towards the exit? This allows you to look ahead and be better prepared to handle...
10-06-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,119
Posted By Toadmeister

I often pedal backwards when coasting downhill to...

I often pedal backwards when coasting downhill to get the blood pumping in reverse.
10-06-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,119
Posted By DorkDisk

Offroad, before clutched rear derailleurs...

Offroad, before clutched rear derailleurs existed, people used to do this to maintain chain tension to keep the chain on and to keep the chain from rattling around. Out of habit, I still do this.
10-06-21, 02:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,321
Posted By PeteHski

Fake rides, real fitness.

Fake rides, real fitness.
10-05-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,352
Posted By cyccommute

I really hate this “PFAS” thing that is going on...

I really hate this “PFAS” thing that is going on now. While PTFE or polytetraflouroethylene is a polyfluoroalkyl substance, it’s not on the same level as other chemicals that are causing issues. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,146
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, I used "thin" -- I don't know what the...

Yeah, I used "thin" -- I don't know what the distinction is, but generally folks always seem to talk about the top model in a brand's lineup for TL. If a GP5000s TR is standard, what's a thin?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,146
Posted By WhyFi

The 303S is optimized for 28mm tires. Can't speak...

The 303S is optimized for 28mm tires. Can't speak to the others.
10-04-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,352
Posted By spelger

if i had to wax after each ride, well, i wouldn't...

if i had to wax after each ride, well, i wouldn't wax at all then.
10-04-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,952
Posted By donm1967

Ride done ! The weather forecast called for...

Ride done !
The weather forecast called for rain in the morning, thunderstorms in the afternoon. It was raining on the drive there, but the on ride we didn't get a single drop.
First 75 was good,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 834
Posted By cxwrench

Enduro is probably the largest bearing supplier...

Enduro is probably the largest bearing supplier to the cycling industry. They supplied all of the BB90/95 bearings for Trek.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,146
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

It also seems like it'll be considerably lighter...

It also seems like it'll be considerably lighter than the original 5000 TL, probably omitting the butyl liner and relying more on the sealant for air retention. Correct move, if it's indeed the case.
09-30-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,040
Posted By PeteHski

I could be wrong, but the way I read the OP's...

I could be wrong, but the way I read the OP's post was that this was not an issue with his previous bike. So more of a bike specific problem rather than a general lack of experience.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 885
Posted By grizzly59

Slick tires may seem ok on wet pavement, but with...

Slick tires may seem ok on wet pavement, but with just a hair too much speed / lateral force they will suddenly lose all traction and slide across the pavement as you go down. Tires with some tread...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,198
Posted By BillyD

My guess is that this thread has been as useful...

My guess is that this thread has been as useful as it is going to be, it’s seen better days. Closed.
09-26-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By HillRider

What are the rims on the poorly braking bikes? If...

What are the rims on the poorly braking bikes? If they are steel or chromed steel, nothing you can do except replacement will make them stop the bike well. If they are aluminum then perhaps cleaning...
09-26-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By JohnDThompson

Brake pads aren't the only thing that affects...

Brake pads aren't the only thing that affects brake performance. Mechanical advantage is also important. Some levers have higher mechanical advantage than others, dual pivot and centerpull calipers...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,418
Posted By Hiro11

The bike I'm building up this winter (assuming I...

The bike I'm building up this winter (assuming I can get a group) has a T47. That seems to be the emerging "standard".
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,418
Posted By tomato coupe

Who are these people? I've never heard or read...

Who are these people? I've never heard or read anyone stating they hate threaded bottom brackets.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,418
Posted By Branko D

I'd go press fit, myself. ​​​​ On my road...

I'd go press fit, myself.
​​​​
On my road bike I have right now a Praxis works thread together PF30-GXP BB which at 8000km is still spinning every bit as smoothly as I remember it doing when new.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,198
Posted By kingston

To me the biggest disappointment is that people...

To me the biggest disappointment is that people in the entry-to-mid-level-range will end up with mechanical disks which even most road disk lovers will admit are terrible.
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