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Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 695
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Bikes have gotten so expensive, people can't...

Bikes have gotten so expensive, people can't afford two chainrings anymore.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,394
Posted By nomadmax

I'll buy an E-road bike, no doubt in my mind....

I'll buy an E-road bike, no doubt in my mind. It's hilly where I live so that means I can only ride three days a week and get proper recovery. However, I can't see myself taking it to one of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,394
Posted By WhyFi

One of my concerns with regards to this is the...

One of my concerns with regards to this is the unearned speed thing. Not in the sense that they don't deserve to go that fast, but in that it didn't take them time to get that fit to go that fast;...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,394
Posted By burnthesheep

I had my piss and moan in the other forum topic...

I had my piss and moan in the other forum topic already.

I'm down with some more! Bring on the hate.

Just like the sellers of hoverboards and electric scooters, they're responding to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,394
Posted By indyfabz

Finally a novel thread.

Finally a novel thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Radish_legs

Group ride sprint finishes are the most important thing in my life

Here's one from yesterday's group ride.

https://youtu.be/QWZ_k_xU_Iw
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,323
Posted By znomit

It was a demo model with caviar stains on the...

It was a demo model with caviar stains on the saddle and bar tape.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,323
Posted By shelbyfv

Will be a cold day....:roflmao: Currently at 7...

Will be a cold day....:roflmao: Currently at 7 pages, I'd call this a successful troll. Compare this to the earlier efforts that got Hot R Not locked. Much more sophisticated. The image of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,323
Posted By downhillmaster

In the end you weighed all of the information and...

In the end you weighed all of the information and used logic and your keen intellect to chose the bike that made the most sense based upon your expert analysis. Getting the bike thousands below its...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,094
Posted By Racing Dan

Half the "best" hubs mentioned have the drive...

Half the "best" hubs mentioned have the drive side bearing close to drive side flange, like an old school freewheel hub. - Some even under or behind it. Imo thats a terrible design. For that reason i...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,323
Posted By velopig

Can this whole thread be any more contrived! ...

Can this whole thread be any more contrived! Start with, made in USA Titanium over Asian Carbon throw in Disc vs Rim brakes now add substantially over GVWR for the prospective bike. Plus quote a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 02:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By HTupolev

Totally realistic, if you can spare the time....

Totally realistic, if you can spare the time. Check out the Touring subforum (https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/).

The easiest approach would be if someone was road-tripping with you and carried...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,491
Posted By WhyFi

You missed something, too - the 12 years that...

You missed something, too - the 12 years that have passed since that post.
Replies: 66
Views: 3,264
Posted By Marcus_Ti

You're disappointed that Canyon, a bike...

You're disappointed that Canyon, a bike company...aren't specialists in international consumer import/export tax law?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 12:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By znomit

Can they make them bigger and faster so we can at...

Can they make them bigger and faster so we can at least draft them?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 728
Posted By Money D

If I don't coast every once in a while and I'm...

If I don't coast every once in a while and I'm pointed east or west, the Earth's spin velocity changes and I don't want to be responsible for that.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,323
Posted By znomit

I vote for getting a disc front fork and keeping...

I vote for getting a disc front fork and keeping the frame standard. The fredlyness of mixed brakes is well deserved, and you can rage on both sides of the disc vs rim threads at your leisure.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,604
Posted By kissTheApex

The unhappy face is because it is much easier to...

The unhappy face is because it is much easier to achieve n+1 when youre building them instead of buying :D, which becomes an issue (Provided that you dont pay yourself for your time of course). Our...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,227
Posted By alcjphil

Carbon fibre is not a magic material that...

Carbon fibre is not a magic material that universally solves some people's problems with road vibration. There are some carbon frames that are unbelievably stiff if the designer was looking for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,189
Posted By Nachoman

Friends don't let friends ride tektro.

Friends don't let friends ride tektro.
07-08-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,164
Posted By andrewclaus

Not all changes are bad. It takes some getting...

Not all changes are bad. It takes some getting used to, but I'm getting to like Torx and always carry the tool.

I'm old enough to remember when every wood screw had a straight slot, and it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 12:55 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 40,011
Posted By Drillium Dude

Almost 12 months have gone by since I...

Almost 12 months have gone by since I matt-cleared this mid-80s Casati frameset after having some brazing work done. I left it paint-free because the joinery deets are beautiful. The finish is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,647
Posted By Doge

OP - as you are JRA - look at a Roubaix type tire...

OP - as you are JRA - look at a Roubaix type tire ~27 mm. There are some inexpensive ones ~$60 and some fancy ones at twice that. Weight will be <350g.
There are a pile of options here (and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,466
Posted By banerjek

[/QUOTE] I don't like riding physically...

[/QUOTE]
I don't like riding physically separated lanes for reasons others have articulated, but the problem Carfree identifies is what I see the more serious one.

Instead of helping people see...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,466
Posted By daoswald

I'm also not a fan of physically separate bike...

I'm also not a fan of physically separate bike lanes.


They're like riding on the sidewalk:
Vehicle drivers never expect to interact with you, so as vehicles enter or leave the roadway via...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,466
Posted By Jim from Boston

I don't think I like physically separated bike...

I don't think I like physically separated bike lanes.

As a decades-long urban commuter and road cyclist, on a societal policy basis, I was impressed by this opinion by B....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,466
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Whatever. I spent last weekend doing volunteer...

Whatever. I spent last weekend doing volunteer trail maintenance on the PCT. It cost me $200. I'm allowed to comment on the utility of bike lanes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,466
Posted By Lemond1985

I don't even like unprotected bike lanes,...

I don't even like unprotected bike lanes, especially when people are allowed to park in them, what's the point?

I generally ignore the road markings and just ride where it's safe, which is usually...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,466
Posted By DOS

I agree. They are all the rage here. But its not...

I agree. They are all the rage here. But its not just a bike lane between a curb and some sort of traffic island or bollards. They are moving parking lanes out from the curb and then wedging the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,466
Posted By ooga-booga

i personally find them to be a false sense of...

i personally find them to be a false sense of security unless they're of a decent length (5 miles +). generally prefer traffic calming measures such
as traffic circles, bot dots, narrower streets,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 40,011
Posted By noodle soup

It's a Hipster bike. The frameset is...

It's a Hipster bike.

The frameset is beautiful, and then it went horribly wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,359
Posted By Riveting

Got to the event with the bike on the roof rack...

Got to the event with the bike on the roof rack only to discover that the key to the roof rack was on the other key ring, still at home.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,359
Posted By switchblade 327

Did that and broke my hip! Doc said I hit just...

Did that and broke my hip! Doc said I hit just right.18 yrs ago and still riding and boy am I tired. Ha Ha hoho
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,809
Posted By alcjphil

Bike component choice is not binary, despite the...

Bike component choice is not binary, despite the fact we are living in the digital age. So, I have 2 great road bikes equipped with Campagnolo components. I have a touring bike that has Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,809
Posted By GlennR

If you add blips you can cross them over...

If you add blips you can cross them over left/right and right to left and then you can use either hand to shift the front and rear.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,130
Posted By November Dave

I don't really consider the most important part...

I don't really consider the most important part of my job to be a luxury. The job of a wheel builder is to get things right - spokes seated, aligned and de-stressed before they get handed to or put...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,130
Posted By Lrdchaos

I would venture to guess that something was...

I would venture to guess that something was missed on your set of wheels. I bet if you have have them trued that they will stay true for many more miles. Zip is a quality wheel, if they were...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 921
Posted By JohnJ80

Well, I generally wear out a rear tire about...

Well, I generally wear out a rear tire about every 1500 miles or so. In that time, typically there is still plenty of sealant.

Depending on the sealant, and if you’re riding frequently, it tends...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,289
Posted By OUGrad05

What brand 28mm tire? I'm going to run GP5000s...

What brand 28mm tire? I'm going to run GP5000s on whatever I decide to get, preferably the 28mm, just wondering if I won't have to go with the 25c since those tires will ride and roll wider on a rim...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-11, 02:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 26,989
Posted By prathmann

And somehow the server is supposed to be immune...

And somehow the server is supposed to be immune from being grabbed or otherwise threatened when he tells the walk-up that he won't be served?
The places that have refused to serve me when I ride up...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-11, 01:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 26,989
Posted By spock

Yet most drive-through restaurants aren't the...

Yet most drive-through restaurants aren't the least bit concerned about how secure their food is for our bodies.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-11, 01:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 26,989
Posted By Vicelord

not really. It's obnoxious when the inside is...

not really. It's obnoxious when the inside is closed and they will only serve cars at the drive through. It's like saying if you don't happen to be driving/own a car, you aren't allowed to eat there....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-09, 07:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,094
Posted By Psimet2001

Always a valid point and something to take into...

Always a valid point and something to take into consideration when building a wheel. Always build for the purpose.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-09, 07:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,094
Posted By Blacklab78

I don't disagree with any of the comments here by...

I don't disagree with any of the comments here by Psimet2001. However, if you are in a country town in the middle of Australia (insert far away place here...) and you need a freehub/bearing etc cos...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-09, 03:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,094
Posted By Blacklab78

If you actually plan on riding your bike lots - I...

If you actually plan on riding your bike lots - I really feel it's very hard to go past Dura Ace or Record Hubs. Both are bombproof, both spin forever, both are reasonably light and both very rarely...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-09, 11:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,094
Posted By Dave Mayer

Best hubs have 2 design elements: The...

Best hubs have 2 design elements:


The main load-supporting bearings are as close to the ends of the hub as possible. Ideally the bearings would be flush against the frame dropouts, but there...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-09, 11:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,094
Posted By AEO

shimano for price/performance

shimano for price/performance
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-07, 09:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,491
Posted By DrPete

I'm trying to envision how this thread would look...

I'm trying to envision how this thread would look in a car forum...

"Nah, man, those Plastic Ferraris suck. Get a Bentley or a Rolls Royce."

It's almost like there are a bunch of different bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-07, 04:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,491
Posted By vpiuva

Good: Ones with colorful paint jobs. Bad: Black...

Good: Ones with colorful paint jobs. Bad: Black ones
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