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09-13-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By M Rose

Well thank you all for your help. I just spent...

Well thank you all for your help. I just spent $2000 converting the Verve to drop bars. Shimano 105 components, 2x11 gear train, new crank, new wheels, new tires, new seat post, new seat, new pedals,...
09-10-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 428
Posted By blacknbluebikes

kill -9 is still my fave...

kill -9 is still my fave...
09-10-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 428
Posted By Hondo6

Nice Unix reference in the username. Tagline...

Nice Unix reference in the username. Tagline underneath is apropos, too. (smile)
09-05-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By a_d_a_m

Completed my first-ever bike tour

334mi total. What an adventure on the Ohio-To-Erie Trail!

My Kona Sutra was pretty good except for a broken spoke on the rear wheel on day 1, followed by a blown tube up front (sounded like a gun...
08-30-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 629
Posted By cyccommute

I might have agreed even a few months ago....

I might have agreed even a few months ago. However, nearly every flat Iíve experienced over the last year have been on the interior of the tubeÖi.e. the rim side. Iíve changed rim strips from cloth...
08-28-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,109
Posted By Kapusta

It is not a big deal for shifting, Iíll grant...

It is not a big deal for shifting, Iíll grant that.

As far as the brakes..... you know best what you like, but nobody would design a brake lever like that if it did not need to be used in the...
08-28-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,109
Posted By genejockey

I use the drops maybe 10% of the time, depending...

I use the drops maybe 10% of the time, depending on my route. Descending, or riding into a headwind, for example. I similarly use the bar tops maybe 10% of the time. I wouldn't want to do without...
08-26-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,109
Posted By shelbyfv

I especially like drops for descents. Much safer...

I especially like drops for descents. Much safer but it can take a few rides to be comfortable if you aren't accustomed. Obviously, nobody here cares what kind of bars you use.
08-24-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By ThermionicScott

Unfortunately, no. The spacing is different...

Unfortunately, no. The spacing is different between 8-speed and 9-speed, so it would throw off your shifting, assuming you're using indexed shifters. Plus, there isn't any room to add another cog...
08-23-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By dsbrantjr

(cough) triple (cough)

(cough) triple (cough)
07-28-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By Bald Paul

You can get Garmin 1/4 turn mount "phone case...

You can get Garmin 1/4 turn mount "phone case adapters" that use peel and stick tape. They should be able to adhere to the back of your Sigma, and use a Garmin mount.
07-27-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By VegasTriker

You can secure it using a small amount of RTV...

You can secure it using a small amount of RTV silicone sealer between the computer and the mount AFTER putting in a brand new battery. If you do not get carried away with the amount you apply, you...
07-27-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By MattTheHat

Very nice!

Very nice!
07-27-21, 03:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By Gerry221

Awesome job!!! Well done, Buddy!

Awesome job!!!

Well done, Buddy!
07-26-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By 257 roberts

Congratulations

Congratulations
07-26-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By Bmach

Great job.

Great job.
07-26-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By shelbyfv

Congrats!!:thumb: The first one is an essential...

Congrats!!:thumb: The first one is an essential milestone and now you've got it done. :beer:
06-29-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By Leisesturm

You cannot judge that bike by your usual...

You cannot judge that bike by your usual standards. And no, the o.p.'s wife will not readily discern why a used Trek is any better than hers. In U.S. dollars that bike is roughly a (new) Trek FX2...
06-28-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By c_m_shooter

It should do fine. The worst dept store bikes...

It should do fine. The worst dept store bikes are the suspended ones, and that bike is rigid, so it is a good bet. Check the spoke tension after the first ride and try to keep the derailers...
06-26-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,311
Posted By Kapusta

The way I describe the difference is that fatigue...

The way I describe the difference is that fatigue is when the muscles are tired. Bonking is when there is just no fuel in the tank.

I can push through fatigue. Canít push through a bonk.

Main...
06-25-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,514
Posted By terrymorse

But while not obvious, that is the way leaning...

But while not obvious, that is the way leaning works to steer a bike.

If you're balanced and going straight on a bike, you can't simply lean your body to the left without having the bike...
06-25-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,514
Posted By redcon1

The effect of countersteering is easy to see in...

The effect of countersteering is easy to see in Keith Code's videos with the motorcyle fitted with a fixed bar. it is impossible to turn the motorcycle more than a few degrees off center by the...
06-22-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 704
Posted By Iride01

Takes a few weeks for your butt to get used to...

Takes a few weeks for your butt to get used to riding. If you are new to riding or haven't ridden in quite a while then it can be quite the pain for some of us.

If your pain is just something...
06-22-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 704
Posted By BikingViking793

you should probably ride for a few weeks before...

you should probably ride for a few weeks before judging your current seat.

WTB Rocket is my favorite saddle.
06-21-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,514
Posted By Pop N Wood

Well, technically yes but no not really. You...

Well, technically yes but no not really. You don't really move your hands a set number of degrees, you move them some distance. Hands in the A position are a greater radius from the stem axis, thus...
06-13-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,371
Posted By livedarklions

Harris Cyclery Last Day

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Just now, Harris family on the last day of Harris Cyclery. They...
06-11-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,370
Posted By cb400bill

Sheldon Brown worked there for years. ...

Sheldon Brown worked there for years.

https://www.harriscyclery.net/
06-03-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 990
Posted By Iride01

Don't worry about punctures if you aren't having...

Don't worry about punctures if you aren't having punctures. I think only a few are cursed enough to live in an area where they happen.
05-28-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By Russ Roth

Paved as far as I can remember. I believe the...

Paved as far as I can remember. I believe the whole line from the Bronx through to the bridge is all paved.
05-28-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,193
Posted By Eric F

Maybe it's just me, but I would not - under any...

Maybe it's just me, but I would not - under any circumstances - trust my braking reliability on a part that costs $0.83. Do they make something more reliable? Yes - frames and forks that are...
05-24-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,676
Posted By Phil_gretz

This question is fraught with ambiguity. What...

This question is fraught with ambiguity. What you think you mean is likely not what people are saying.

If one chooses a gear that can only be turned at low rpms due to muscle/power limits by the...
05-24-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,676
Posted By pdlamb

Cateye Strava with cadence. Speed, distance, and...

Cateye Strava with cadence. Speed, distance, and cadence. Change the battery every two years.
05-20-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 991
Posted By dsbrantjr

Those don't look like interrupter levers to me,...

Those don't look like interrupter levers to me, since they have a pocket for the cable end fitting showing on the bottom two photos.
Forum: Touring
05-11-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,671
Posted By bikemig

Have a great time! Bring more than one spare...

Have a great time!

Bring more than one spare tube. Bring what you need to boot a tire. You can improvise with most mechanical issues, but you're going nowhere fast without air in the tires.
Forum: Touring
03-20-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,096
Posted By mstateglfr

I have some hypers on one of my bikes right now. ...

I have some hypers on one of my bikes right now. I think it's the size that is listed as 37 and measures 35.
Love em.
And they are nothing at all like the base Vittoria Randonneur tire(I assume...
02-16-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,836
Posted By Retro Grouch

Sometimes I feel like an analogue man who has...

Sometimes I feel like an analogue man who has been trapped in a digital world.

Big/big, bypassing the derailleur and figure out the shortest place you could rejoin the chain. Add 1 inch to that. ...
Forum: Touring
01-11-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,600
Posted By Russ Roth

Really Cuomo just helped link together the...

Really Cuomo just helped link together the existing trails that were already there and being worked on. I'd give more credit if he'd had more of the routes north of Albany made off-road, mostly it...
Forum: Touring
01-08-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,600
Posted By Papa Tom

There has been some discussion about it on the...

There has been some discussion about it on the "Bicycle Riders of Long Island" group over at Facebook (I started the thread), but nothing too encouraging yet. It seems like a major part of the...
10-30-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,910
Posted By Retro Grouch

Buy yourself a lottery ticket. If you win, you...

Buy yourself a lottery ticket. If you win, you can buy any bicycle you want for yourself. The winning odds are roughly the same as that bike not having been stolen.
10-17-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,593
Posted By tyrion

That's backwards - higher pressure is more...

That's backwards - higher pressure is more puncture prone than lower pressure.
09-22-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 925
Posted By woodcraft

It's fine. That's how it's supposed to look by...

It's fine. That's how it's supposed to look by big/big + 1" chain sizing.
09-22-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 925
Posted By delbiker1

I would say close to the limit, but ok. Even if...

I would say close to the limit, but ok. Even if you try to avoid the big-big, it is prudent to have the capability to get there. Very bad things can happen with an accidental shift into big-big...
08-16-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,457
Posted By dsbrantjr

But they do give the ability to swap the wheels...

But they do give the ability to swap the wheels between rim brake and disc brake bikes.
07-29-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,971
Posted By hokiefyd

The Liv Alight...

The Liv Alight (https://www.liv-cycling.com/us/alight-3) may meet your needs. Liv is a brand of Giant, and the Alight series is analagous to the Giant Escape. Trek also have a few FX Stagger...
07-21-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By jon c.

Probably goes against conventional wisdom, but...

Probably goes against conventional wisdom, but when I returned to riding I found my wrists did much better with drop bars. I hadn't ridden in decades and started with a flat bar hybrid. My wrists...
Forum: Touring
07-18-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,409
Posted By Tandem Tom

When do the expect delivery?

When do the expect delivery?
06-27-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,721
Posted By 79pmooney

Or buy a King SS cage for around $18. I am a...

Or buy a King SS cage for around $18. I am a huge fan of cages, but not paying high prices for them. The Kings work really well. In and out is easy and the bottles don't come out. They last a...
06-18-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,444
Posted By flangehead

Physics says 99% of the time the...

Physics says 99% of the time the damage/pain/death is the cyclistís.

I understand your question is legal but a reminder where the impact lies.

Stay out of the door zone.
04-02-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,094
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Check if the frame and fork have clearance for...

Check if the frame and fork have clearance for larger tires.

Just go 1x11 or 1x12. Not that much more expensive, but more range. Labor cost would be the same as going 1x10.
Forum: Touring
02-08-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,556
Posted By wgscott

Finally put enough parts on it to take it for a...

Finally put enough parts on it to take it for a test-ride on/off road.


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