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08-14-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,638
Posted By fujidon

I have a touring bike which I consider my slow...

I have a touring bike which I consider my slow bike, but my usual ride is a Fuji Pro carbon. I also have a hybrid, but that's really slow and I reserve it for trails.

On hills, I strongly prefer...
08-14-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,638
Posted By GAtkins

There are some bikes you date, and some bikes you...

There are some bikes you date, and some bikes you marry. :) Get the one that you want.

Glenn
08-13-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,580
Posted By spoofer

So Speedy...I decided a month ago I was going to...

So Speedy...I decided a month ago I was going to buy a new road bike. Hadn't rode in 25 yrs. Did research, narrowed down the Bike Shop, and down to 2 models. A Cannonade or Trek. I went in...
08-11-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,580
Posted By 79pmooney

Question: is the money no big deal for you or...

Question: is the money no big deal for you or are you spending hard earned cash? I ask because this could make a big difference down the road, As a newcomer to serious cycling, you do not know yet...
07-14-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,896
Posted By Kevinw3

1-2-3-4-5

Year 1 - dropped frequently.
Year 2 - not as much
Year 3 - about half
Year 4 - seldom
Year 5 - almost never

Keep your drive train clean and lubed. Upgrade your Wheels. Take Beta Alinine,...
07-13-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,725
Posted By SalsaShark

Check out Aerotech

Check out Aerotech
07-13-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,896
Posted By Danhedonia

You said it: ego. It's your problem. I'm pretty...

You said it: ego. It's your problem. I'm pretty direct, so if this comes off as unsympathetic, it's not at all meant to be.

There are two types of riders: those who are competitive, and those...
07-13-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,896
Posted By Dave P

Hi Wrecks24: I'd find a different group to...

Hi Wrecks24:

I'd find a different group to ride with, that fits your fitness level and style. There's nothing more of a bummer than getting dropped and left for dead when trying to get in bike...
07-13-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,896
Posted By BlazingPedals

What pace are we talking? Yes Eastern Tennessee...

What pace are we talking? Yes Eastern Tennessee can be flattish, hilly, or mountainous. But sometimes shop-organized rides can be real hammer-fests that are just beyond a newbie, regardless of how...
07-13-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,896
Posted By tgenec86

Unstructured riding can be extraordinarily...

Unstructured riding can be extraordinarily frustrating when you don't see results. You can push yourself hard, week after week, but don't seem to be getting better. Part of that is because you're...
06-18-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,689
Posted By hillyman

What's wrong with riding 14mph average? Just...

What's wrong with riding 14mph average? Just enjoy the ride. Life isn't a race against the clock. You will get better over time if speed is that important to you.
05-31-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,073
Posted By TakingMyTime

Don't let a few people who have had problems with...

Don't let a few people who have had problems with a particular bike and are posting thier woes all over the internet scare you. If you get it from a reputable LBS and something does happen to go...
05-28-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By DrIsotope

Question 1: is the bike the right size for you? ...

Question 1: is the bike the right size for you?
Question 2: has the bike been fitted to you?
Question 3: when you say "hurts," do you mean discomfort, or pain?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By Iride01

I too think that upgrading from 9 to anything...

I too think that upgrading from 9 to anything more won't be that big a bang for your buck. You might consider it a learning experience though. First off, take your bike in for a good tune up. And...
05-25-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,566
Posted By insignia100

I've been using these for the last two months and...

I've been using these for the last two months and could not be happier. For what its worth I'm 5'7", 267 lbs, and wear 48" waist pants.
...
05-25-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,333
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Out of LBS bijes, Giant seems to be the best...

Out of LBS bijes, Giant seems to be the best value.
Better value with direct brands.

All the low level bikes are garbage for if you ride a lot.
05-24-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Camilo

I agree. Don't accept the bike. Go to whatever...

I agree. Don't accept the bike. Go to whatever shop has abike with the features you want in the correct size. Size trumps everything else. Look beyond one or two popular brands.
05-24-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By GlennR

Would you buy shoes in a "small" if "medium" was...

Would you buy shoes in a "small" if "medium" was sold out?

Too small or too large have their downsides. And "making" them fit is a poor fix.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,194
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, wearing jams will make a much better...

Yeah, wearing jams will make a much better impression than wearing activity-specific clothing.

You're posting in Road - are you actually road cycling or what? What are we talking about for ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,194
Posted By GlennR

The women love it. ...

The women love it.
http://www.glenn-ring.com/emonda/brickwell2.jpg
05-19-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,252
Posted By Leisesturm

Salsa also has the Journeyman. It is one sweet...

Salsa also has the Journeyman. It is one sweet bike. Available in flat-bar, drop-bar, 650B or 700C. Claris build, Sora build, Apex build ... the combinations are dizzying. The Feminist in me chafes...
05-17-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,403
Posted By skidder

In winter (Southern California winter) I use a...

In winter (Southern California winter) I use a pair of better quality full-finger gloves I bought at the local big-box home improvement store. Quite durable and they are still in decent shape after...
05-17-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 898
Posted By Pugs2xLove

I guess my "thousand dollar" question to you is...

I guess my "thousand dollar" question to you is do you really want to spend a thousand on a bike that will last you for awhile or are you on a budget and/or willing to spend a couple of hundreds in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,433
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Show us on the doll where the mean arrogant...

Show us on the doll where the mean arrogant cyclist touched you
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,433
Posted By Lemond1985

Well, here's the other side of the coin. I was...

Well, here's the other side of the coin. I was living in Portland OR, and had recently become unemployed, but still had a nice Italian Bottecchia Professional that I bought during better days when I...
05-16-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,253
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have been running a set of Velo Orange touring...

I have been running a set of Velo Orange touring hubs and rims for about 10 years now. 36 hole rear 32 hole front, they outlasted my Cross Check and are now on a Soma Pescador.
05-14-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By cyccommute

Keep the current bike. The Northrock doesn’t even...

Keep the current bike. The Northrock doesn’t even compare. It’s got far too many warts. The major one is the freewheel rear wheel. It’s prone to breaking. A $500 mountain is a slight step down as...
05-14-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,253
Posted By Digger Goreman

After warping a standard Trek rear rim at 255lbs,...

After warping a standard Trek rear rim at 255lbs, bought a set of Rhyno Lites off fleabay, 36h, and have occasionally hit hard potholes without damage (bloody well NOT intentional). Reviewers called...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,654
Posted By Germanrazor

So true. Jerseys are functional and to me, 100%...

So true. Jerseys are functional and to me, 100% beneficial and required. I donít wear pro kits but I do buy bright obnoxious colors at times to only be visible. Because at the end of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,654
Posted By lykbutta

Appreciate all the replies everyone. Really...

Appreciate all the replies everyone. Really helps!!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,278
Posted By hydrationnation

Guys, I was done with my desicion to go with the...

Guys, I was done with my desicion to go with the flat pedals. Now, you got me thinking again. :mad::mad::mad:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,278
Posted By adamhenry

Clipless is the only way to go. You could learn...

Clipless is the only way to go. You could learn with SPD pedals. The SH-56 cleats on a nice set of SPD pedals with the retention dialed down are noob friendly and will unclip in a panic.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,278
Posted By MinnMan

Pedal strikes are EXTREMELY rare, except maybe in...

Pedal strikes are EXTREMELY rare, except maybe in crit racing. Don't worry about it.

If you insist on flat pedals, anything except for the cheapest crap will be just fine. Those Crank Bros. pedals...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,278
Posted By lykbutta

Iíll be honest man with you man. Youíll love...

Iíll be honest man with you man. Youíll love clipless. I just started riding 2 months ago and have a Trek Marlin but pushing that thing 20 miles is a chore! I just got my Contend AR 1 today and it...
05-11-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,253
Posted By SethAZ

I broke a rear hub flange on a 24-spoke Bontrager...

I broke a rear hub flange on a 24-spoke Bontrager wheelset riding hard over a train track. Would it have broken if I'd ridden lighter and unweighted the wheel? Probably not, and I am usually very...
05-09-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,290
Posted By HerrKaLeun

My advice before spending any money: Make a list...

My advice before spending any money: Make a list of ALL the things that need fixing and price them out.

it happens too often that you fix one, then another pops up. but due to sunk-cost-fallacy...
05-09-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,290
Posted By DorkDisk

New bike-shop, hi-ten fixies retail for about 375...

New bike-shop, hi-ten fixies retail for about 375 so you have some margin and it will have the nice ride of a steel bike.

Perhaps a co-op (https://www.facebook.com/recyclebicycleharrisburg) will...
05-08-20, 02:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,640
Posted By hillyman

A 90s mountain bike is now the new advanced...

A 90s mountain bike is now the new advanced technology. We've come a long way baby
05-07-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,143
Posted By Mista Sparkle

You aren't going that fast and don't have a lot...

You aren't going that fast and don't have a lot of hills. With you bike and likely the stock 30/39/50 chainring and 12-25 cassette, you should have a pretty nice configuration for day to day use with...
05-06-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,269
Posted By cyccommute

This one...

This one (https://www.thebikesmiths.com/products/alex-618108?_pos=3&_sid=4a5876286&_ss=r) is a 36 spoke 26Ē wheel.

Just to be clear, this is a cheap(ish) way of getting to a freehub to solve your...
05-06-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By Speedway2

jep...don't overlook the Norco line. You may be...

jep...don't overlook the Norco line. You may be pleasantly surprised for what your money will get you.
I snubbed Norco's for many years. A LBS sold them exclusively. Last year I saw a Norco...
05-05-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By EGBigelo

The Canyon is a great deal. You hardly find a...

The Canyon is a great deal. You hardly find a 105 equipped bike for that price. The Canyon is basically a road bike with flat bars, although the geometry is somewhat different. You could always...
05-05-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,484
Posted By SethAZ

You mentioned wiping down the undercarriage...

You mentioned wiping down the undercarriage before a ride. I just jump in the shower and do the needful, then start off my rides sparklingly clean. I think it helps massively with preventing abrasion...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By Maelochs

If you own a helmet, why buy another? I like...

If you own a helmet, why buy another?

I like Cygolite Hotshots for tail lights and Urban light and Motion headlights .... but all that really matters is that they are easy to mount and dismount,...
05-01-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,966
Posted By 50PlusCycling

You probably already know how to get a bike that...

You probably already know how to get a bike that fits, anything with two wheels in good working order is all you need to start. When I am off the bike for a long time, my first ride is just an easy...
04-30-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By bran1986

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I think I...

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I think I will start with the Kool Stop Salmon pads recommended in here and then move on to the Ultegra calipers if needed.
04-30-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,829
Posted By HeyItsSara

Embrace the lycra! You don't know where the...

Embrace the lycra! You don't know where the weight will come off of. Wear what's comfortable!

I've always worn cyclist clothing, even on my spin bike.
04-30-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,829
Posted By Iride01

I used to buck the system and wear clothing that...

I used to buck the system and wear clothing that was normal looking to non-cyclist's. So anything you want that doesn't have a lot of bulky seams in the crotch and bottom. I also highly recommend...
04-29-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By Ashkap

Haha! Thanks for the flashback to my engineering...

Haha! Thanks for the flashback to my engineering days!! Point taken... your example and many others above have walked me back from expecting a Marlin to behave similar to a road bike even on short...
04-28-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,423
Posted By ramzilla

Look for a touring rig with a minimum of 36 spoke...

Look for a touring rig with a minimum of 36 spoke count on the wheels. Or else, something like this old battleship with 42 spokes on the rear wheel & heavy duty tires....................................
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