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02-08-23, 01:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By LarrySellerz

A carbon seatpost breaking can leave a razor...

A carbon seatpost breaking can leave a razor sharp spear to get impaled on, I went to a bike shop with a similar worry and the owner told me a horror story about a guy he knew. I tuned out the injury...
02-07-23, 09:46 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,332
Posted By LarrySellerz

Bro I dont know how many more times I can tell...

Bro I dont know how many more times I can tell you, I didn't make the final installation
02-07-23, 08:01 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,332
Posted By LarrySellerz

Any response to a carbon seatpost breaking that...

Any response to a carbon seatpost breaking that brings up lightweight ultra thin fancy aluminum seatposts that also failed is evidence supporting my claims.
02-07-23, 03:00 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,332
Posted By LarrySellerz

name 2, and they should be easily overtightened

name 2, and they should be easily overtightened
02-07-23, 02:59 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,332
Posted By LarrySellerz

CF seatpost are a bad idea. Iíve tightened dozens...

CF seatpost are a bad idea. Iíve tightened dozens of seatposts and never once worried about potentially maiming someone if itís too tight. There is a time and place for carbon, and as demonstrated by...
02-07-23, 11:43 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,332
Posted By LarrySellerz

you tend to be good at following my stories. This...

you tend to be good at following my stories. This is almost right except that this seatpost wasnít slipping. The only clue I have that it was overtightened is that it failed.

My point about the...
02-06-23, 11:53 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,332
Posted By LarrySellerz

If the final installation was under the min line...

If the final installation was under the min line the damage was probably already done and it was going to fail anyways. It doesn't matter, it was hardly protruding, and obviously nothing about the...
02-06-23, 11:24 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,332
Posted By LarrySellerz

The seatpost came from this bike, the shop...

The seatpost came from this bike, the shop swapped them for me when I brought both bikes in for work. The bike it broke on is a 58. ...
02-06-23, 11:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,506
Posted By LarrySellerz

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/e5d461cf_4509_4b14_8a24_03d3db3ecb1b_2f994500c83c4623a27216fba9e779fbfcf70182.jpeg
I decided the cross chained bike is too broken for...
02-06-23, 10:24 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,332
Posted By LarrySellerz

The frame is the right size and I never sanded...

The frame is the right size and I never sanded carbon....


I suspect the bulk of the damage was done when the seatpost was on a bike that was much too small for me, and was extended much further....
02-06-23, 09:32 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,332
Posted By LarrySellerz

A mechanic did install that seatpost, please...

A mechanic did install that seatpost, please don't say that i'm just flat out lying. He was trying to make it work for me and we discussed that it was too high, but I doubt that was the root problem.
02-06-23, 08:41 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,332
Posted By LarrySellerz

In case it wasn't clear, I suspect that the...

In case it wasn't clear, I suspect that the seatpost was damaged at some point prior to the latest installation which was done by an experienced mechanic. The noteworthy thing about this is that the...
02-06-23, 05:38 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,332
Posted By LarrySellerz

I never said I sanded a carbon seatpost, and...

I never said I sanded a carbon seatpost, and sanding a metal seatpost to roughen to surface if it is continuing to slip is not weird. Come on
02-06-23, 05:09 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,332
Posted By LarrySellerz

The slipping seatpost was on another bike and I...

The slipping seatpost was on another bike and I ended up washing the lube off and sanding the surface. I don't want to deal with torque wrenches and finnicky stuff when doing something potentially on...
02-06-23, 04:50 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,332
Posted By LarrySellerz

Yes, you can see how badly cross chained it is in...

Yes, you can see how badly cross chained it is in this picture. Maybe I should take it back to the shop that installed the seatpost and ask them to fix the derailleur lol. I didn't get it to a bike...
02-06-23, 04:47 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,332
Posted By LarrySellerz

Thats not very far above the minimum line...and...

Thats not very far above the minimum line...and its not his fault, hes a great mechanic. I was pushing the envelope though
02-06-23, 04:42 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,332
Posted By LarrySellerz

Yeah never riding with a carbon seatpost again if...

Yeah never riding with a carbon seatpost again if I can help it... overtightening that bolt can cause the seatpost to just break like that? That's a horrific failure mode. Especially when tightening...
02-06-23, 04:20 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,332
Posted By LarrySellerz

Can't imagine the crash had anything to do with...

Can't imagine the crash had anything to do with this, and a mechanic at the shop installed this (really doubt it was negligently) It was well over the min line on another bike and has been on this...
02-06-23, 03:48 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,332
Posted By LarrySellerz

Carbon seatpost catastrophe

Today on the way home from work I felt something give in my saddle. I stopped to investigate, thinking it was coming loose, and to my horror I found that the seatpost was cracked and barely holding...
02-04-23, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By LarrySellerz

lol you gym class sounds like serious business

lol you gym class sounds like serious business
02-04-23, 03:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,506
Posted By LarrySellerz

No its my real job title.. it was in quotes...

No its my real job title.. it was in quotes because I think it oversells my mechanical abilities. Then again the lab is in silicon valley and nobody who goes to trade school can afford to live by it...
02-04-23, 02:16 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 5,695
Posted By LarrySellerz

Its a great example of how you can manipulate...

Its a great example of how you can manipulate statistics to fit narratives
02-04-23, 02:15 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 5,695
Posted By LarrySellerz

Canada is like the worst example of a country to...

Canada is like the worst example of a country to use their health stats
02-03-23, 11:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,506
Posted By LarrySellerz

"my bike is broken I can't get out of the big...

"my bike is broken I can't get out of the big ring" is a kind of like a weird flex and a power play TBH, not a call to give up biking.
02-02-23, 09:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,171
Posted By LarrySellerz

What do you anticipate replacing?

What do you anticipate replacing?
02-02-23, 09:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,506
Posted By LarrySellerz

Kicking the derailleur to move it over is not...

Kicking the derailleur to move it over is not that weird or uncommon, and it won't bend if you're careful to hit it dead on. Whats new to me is doing this to a bike where I care about the state of...
02-02-23, 08:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,506
Posted By LarrySellerz

So a few months ago I could get it to go from the...

So a few months ago I could get it to go from the smallest ring to the biggest ring and visa versa (couldn't go in the middle) and needed the assistance of my heel to get it to downshift. the shifter...
02-02-23, 09:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,506
Posted By LarrySellerz

I'm a "science and engineering technician" at a...

I'm a "science and engineering technician" at a lab, which pretty much means I build stuff and work with my hands all day. Its pretty embarassing that I can't fix my bikes, all things considered. My...
02-01-23, 10:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,506
Posted By LarrySellerz

The derailleur clicks like it should, but the...

The derailleur clicks like it should, but the hanger doesn't move at all. The cable feels loose compared to the back one. It started acting up when winter started and the bike got wet, I would have...
01-31-23, 05:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,506
Posted By LarrySellerz

Cross chaining

The front shifter on my road bike stopped working after the bike sat for a month+ without use and the bike is stuck in the big ring. I live on a steep hill and am recovering from an injury, so I have...
01-27-23, 11:16 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,225
Posted By LarrySellerz

The demographic that pays for strava premium...

The demographic that pays for strava premium probably won't mind the price increase as a group, or atleast thats strava's reasoning. I agree that its bs though, heck a Runescape membership is like...
01-21-23, 02:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,031
Posted By LarrySellerz

From looking at their website I think itís a...

From looking at their website I think itís a stainless m5 bolt, canít find the length called out anywhere https://ritcheylogic.com/bike/seatposts/wcs-alloy-1-bolt-seatpost-complete-clampset

...
01-21-23, 02:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,031
Posted By LarrySellerz

From looking at their website I think itís a...

From looking at their website I think itís a stainless m5 bolt, canít find the length called out anywhere https://ritcheylogic.com/bike/seatposts/wcs-alloy-1-bolt-seatpost-complete-clampset

...
01-21-23, 02:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 660
Posted By LarrySellerz

I prefer the brakes on flat bars ergonomically...

I prefer the brakes on flat bars ergonomically speaking, I've hurt my hand when having to brake unexpectedly while on the hoods and holding something. Your thumb has more potential for getting...
01-21-23, 12:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,003
Posted By LarrySellerz

I was shown that trick as a way to dry the glue...

I was shown that trick as a way to dry the glue out quickly so you don't have to wait a few minutes before applying the patch.

vegasjen id throw away the tire you probably have something stuck in...
01-19-23, 06:10 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,651
Posted By LarrySellerz

to be fair a 225$ single speed with drop bars is...

to be fair a 225$ single speed with drop bars is like 90+% as fast as your $2,225 bike. The diminishing returns start really early in terms of bang for buck, but some people have lots of money or...
01-17-23, 07:06 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,026
Posted By LarrySellerz

As far as bike infrastructure that makes biking...

As far as bike infrastructure that makes biking more friendly to the public, racks are a total non issue. Just park your bike lol, one of the cool parts of biking compared to cars is ability to post...
01-05-23, 12:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,007
Posted By LarrySellerz

Battery is from the scooter as well. Next time I...

Battery is from the scooter as well. Next time I see him ill try to get some pics
01-04-23, 10:36 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,007
Posted By LarrySellerz

My coworker took the wheel and motor from an...

My coworker took the wheel and motor from
an electric scooter, mounted the wheel on a back rack so it makes contact with the bicycle wheel, and made a throttle with a simple electrical switch to...
01-01-23, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,113
Posted By LarrySellerz

I just plugged in into an online calculator,...

I just plugged in into an online calculator, weird how we are getting different numbers. The wheel diameter shouldnít be effected by tire size
12-31-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,113
Posted By LarrySellerz

My ratio is 61.3 gear inches, and the ride in...

My ratio is 61.3 gear inches, and the ride in question attempts to stay together for the flats and goes all out on hills. I could kind of keep up on the flats but I have to be careful not to eat wind...
12-31-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,073
Posted By LarrySellerz

If you have *not new* bikes Iíd go with that,...

If you have *not new* bikes Iíd go with that, foul weather accelerates wear by a ton. I got a road bike for Christmas that I wonít touch until spring.
12-28-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,113
Posted By LarrySellerz

Best ratio for keeping up with road bikes on mixed terrain

Hey guys, I joined a group with a 42x18 ss and had trouble keeping up on flats and long straight descents, but it was a pretty savage ratio on the hills (Huddart park for Bay Area folks.) Have you...
12-25-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,354
Posted By LarrySellerz

Someone I ride with uses latex gloves under their...

Someone I ride with uses latex gloves under their cycling gloves. When I used to ride in the snow, mittens were always much warmer than gloves. Layers of socks on the feet. Keep your fingers, toes,...
12-24-22, 02:05 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,646
Posted By LarrySellerz

Some multitools have a 15 mm groove but its in an...

Some multitools have a 15 mm groove but its in an inconspicuous place.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,357
Posted By LarrySellerz

veganbikes Iím always nice and respectful, people...

veganbikes Iím always nice and respectful, people who recognized me/knew me were asking how Iíve been etc because Iíve been MIA from group rides for a while. idk what youíre implying. I wave at...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,357
Posted By LarrySellerz

I only went on this ride once, but I think the...

I only went on this ride once, but I think the regroups frustrated some of the faster riders because we would shoot off like bats out of hell after regrouping and it was easy to lose connection with...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,357
Posted By LarrySellerz

The first rule on the rules and etiquette page is...

The first rule on the rules and etiquette page is this: Note: All riders must be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19.

I emailed the president and board of directors saying that I joined the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,357
Posted By LarrySellerz

Most Important group ride rule

what do you think is the most important rule on the group ride?
12-17-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,483
Posted By LarrySellerz

How did that femur happen, was it a freak thing...

How did that femur happen, was it a freak thing or were you somehow skidding in a negligent way. sucks to hear sorry. OP I hurt my knee spinning a single speed bike, I think upping your cadence...
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