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02-15-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,920
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

The problem I have with "Dutch Bikes" is that...

The problem I have with "Dutch Bikes" is that they are designed for a flat place,with no hills so they are heavy and have no climbing gears. Personally I lean towards a more German style with similar...
02-08-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,063
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

If it makes you happy and keeps you riding longer...

If it makes you happy and keeps you riding longer a new bike is worth it. Wider tires and more relaxed geometry will improve comfort
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,842
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

I see Velox as a time and place tool, some of my...

I see Velox as a time and place tool, some of my wheels use Velox tape the rest use Ritchey snap strips. I find the thinner material helps with tire fitting.
02-07-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,919
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

the Galil rifle has a bottle opener built right...

the Galil rifle has a bottle opener built right into the gun. The back story is that soldiers were using magazines to open bottles which bent the feed lips and caused jams so the IDF decided a built...
02-02-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,455
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

The Jagwire Pro cable sets are fine for most use...

The Jagwire Pro cable sets are fine for most use and run about $30 for a brake or shift kit. They use stainless steel cable with lined housing and include a generous selection of ferrules. Some road...
02-02-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,919
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

The headlight mount as bottle opener is new to me...

The headlight mount as bottle opener is new to me but Shimano SPD pedals are well known. I once used the door hinge of a Ford Fiesta on a very tough screw cap
02-01-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,919
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

I did once work out how many bottle openers you...

I did once work out how many bottle openers you could build into a bike and came up with 6ish, one or two dropouts with bottle openers, two SPD pedals, a headset spacer, a seatpost clamp, and a...
01-12-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,357
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

At the moment the best bike is one you can find....

At the moment the best bike is one you can find. Demand has been high and supply constrained for a while.If you can, I advise renting a bike or two to see if you like mountain biking and what style...
01-12-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

IN the early days of 29ers there were some 69...

IN the early days of 29ers there were some 69 bikes with a 29" front wheel and a 26" rear wheel but reviews were mediocre so they disappeared. The 27.5" wheel size is a better compromise then the...
01-11-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,929
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

Shiny metal valve caps look pretty but I can't be...

Shiny metal valve caps look pretty but I can't be bothered. I keep the plastic caps on my MTB to keep dirt out and don't bother with road bikes. I also make sure to keep the nuts on the stems but...
01-11-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 745
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

Any two bike tray rack sized for a 1 1/4"...

Any two bike tray rack sized for a 1 1/4" receiver will be within the class I tongue weight limits and will work with your hitch. I'm not sure what you mean by a "stop" to prevent insertion, classes...
01-11-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,390
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

Eating or shopping are powerful incentives. We...

Eating or shopping are powerful incentives. We used to do weekend Gelato and bookstore runs which were a 20 mile round trip, and I've taken my then teenaged son on long rides solely on the promise...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 13,296
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

One shop claiming they dropped Cervelo isn't a...

One shop claiming they dropped Cervelo isn't a reliable data point, nor is Hambini roasting them. From years of Bike Snob i think of Cervelos as "dentist bikes" but they sell too many bikes and win...
05-04-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,692
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

it's not the most inspiring color but they are...

it's not the most inspiring color but they are only original once. If originality doesn't matter then outlining the lugs in a contrasting color would both liven up the looks and show off the lug work.
04-06-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,872
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

I use old style Crank Brothers Candy pedals on my...

I use old style Crank Brothers Candy pedals on my bikes. They clear mud well and the mini platform provides a good target to clip in. The brass cleats are wear items but the pedals are easily rebuilt...
Forum: Touring
02-17-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,355
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

If you want one SPD compatible shoe for riding...

If you want one SPD compatible shoe for riding and walking the Pearl Izumi X-Alp series shoes are great, I've had two pairs of the now discontinued X-Alp Enduro with the ratchet buckle that I used...
01-21-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,544
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

For pedals with wrench flats I have an old...

For pedals with wrench flats I have an old Pedro's tool with a 15mm on one end and a cog wrench on the other which saves space and money as well as being easier than a chain whip. Pedro's or Park are...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,658
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

I have no road shoes :). My "road bike" is a CX...

I have no road shoes :). My "road bike" is a CX bike so it has SPD pedals and I wear my regular MTB shoes or my winter MTB shoes. depending on weather.
01-06-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,193
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

Bike shops are low margin business and rent is a...

Bike shops are low margin business and rent is a big factor in their costs. I'm also not sure if cafes and other distractions are helpful. Thinking local and semi local, WBW closed their cafe and...
01-06-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,947
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

If you're committed to hauling a full kit then...

If you're committed to hauling a full kit then you should get the Unior emergency cassette lock ring tool, or the more deluxe Stein tool. These are small pieces that engage the dropout or seat stay...
12-30-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,947
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

I carry either an E3 multitool like the Hero kit...

I carry either an E3 multitool like the Hero kit tool above or a Park MT-1 along with tire levers, tube, patches etc. and I've had to use the hex keys regularly for minor adjustments and the spoke...
12-16-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,129
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

Pearl Izumi Attack shorts? Mine are 10 years old...

Pearl Izumi Attack shorts? Mine are 10 years old so I'm not sure if they still make them. Also Performance Bike's high end shorts are often on sale. Best bet is get one air and ride a few weeks. I'm...
12-12-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,654
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

Zero, I never use Strava and usually can't be...

Zero, I never use Strava and usually can't be bothered to mount my GPS.While I'm sometimes curious about distance I never want to get into competition over who climbs x the fastest
12-09-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,166
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

As an alternative to chain whips I prefer a cog...

As an alternative to chain whips I prefer a cog wrench which uses 3 pins to grab the outer 11 or 12 tooth cog in the cassette. These are easier to use but less universal. My cog wrench is a long...
11-22-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,263
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

Primal Wear, actually good jerseys, but their...

Primal Wear, actually good jerseys, but their original designs are the stuff of Bike Snob posting.
Pearl Izumi did Sesame Street jerseys and socks for a while, I have Cookie Monster and Oscar and...
11-22-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,193
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

I think the intent of these biplane handlebars it...

I think the intent of these biplane handlebars it have the drops in higher position like a Salsa Woodchipper while keeping the hand position closer to a standard drop since bikepacking bars are...
11-22-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,702
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

It depends on the saddle and application the...

It depends on the saddle and application the Selle San Marco on my "road" bike is good for a metric century but gets uncomfortable around 75 miles. On the other hand it's lousy for mountain biking so...
11-22-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

Is there any way you can mock up trekking bars on...

Is there any way you can mock up trekking bars on your current flat bars to get a feel for where they would sit? You could use wire or cardboard to make backwards bar ends. Also check the diameter of...
11-05-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,477
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

I ran into this a few years ago when I had a Giro...

I ran into this a few years ago when I had a Giro helmet and my son couldn't get a good fit in a Giro and ended up with a Bell, which is a little odd since Giro and Bell had the same ownership....
10-22-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 769
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

I had an AD-SL in high school, the bicycle was...

I had an AD-SL in high school, the bicycle was circa 1980 when their marketing changed the all European tag so all the component groups were mixed French on the low end and Campagnolo on the high...
10-17-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

I had a Satellite in 2009 as my first modern road...

I had a Satellite in 2009 as my first modern road bike. It did ride very smoothly, looked great and handled well but the wheelset kept breaking spokes and I didn't like the Sora shifters. I also...
10-17-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

There are several kinds of enamel paint you can...

There are several kinds of enamel paint you can apply with a brush. Car restorers often brush paint when they don't have spray booths. It's worth looking at Eastwood or visiting an automotive paint...
08-24-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 15,134
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

When I commuted I had nice bikes because I had...

When I commuted I had nice bikes because I had secure parking at each end and I rode what I already owned. Why spend more money to suffer on a cheap beater when I could ride something light fast and...
08-17-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,909
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

I know there are some MTB pumps with reservoirs...

I know there are some MTB pumps with reservoirs for seating tubeless tires that may also be optimized for HVLP use.
08-14-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,909
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

I have had good service from my Topeak Joe Blow...

I have had good service from my Topeak Joe Blow Sport floor pump since it's the quickest option for bike tires I also have a small compressor from Home Depot in a rolling suitcase style housing that...
07-25-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,418
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

That's a problem I've never though of, since my...

That's a problem I've never though of, since my helmet vents don't line up with my bald spot. It occurs to me that a lot of pros have shaved heads so they must use something. Skull caps, cycling...
07-25-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,195
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

I've used SRAM, Wipperman and KMC links as...

I've used SRAM, Wipperman and KMC links as spares, I also keep leftover links from shortening new chains, which could be good spares. I almost always have a multitool with a chain breaker for these...
07-20-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,547
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

I've had squealing issues with Koolstop dual...

I've had squealing issues with Koolstop dual compound (2/3 salmon 1/3 black) but they went away after I switched from cantilever to mini-v. My tandem had dual compound pads with V brakes, never...
07-10-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 132,106
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

I was living in Beaverton Oregon when I got back...

I was living in Beaverton Oregon when I got back into cycling and a lot of road riding and a bit of cyclocross and MTB racing, I moved to Bend Oregon in 2016 where I mountain bike a lot, road ride a...
07-10-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,800
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

We live on the East side of the Cascades and work...

We live on the East side of the Cascades and work on Saturdays so event access is limited. So far we did the Monster Cookie in April and plan the Covered Bridge tour in Albany 8/11...
06-28-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,392
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

For me it depends on both the intended use of the...

For me it depends on both the intended use of the bike and ease of parking. My commuter has a kickstand but my MTB and CX bikes don't because of how they are used. When I had a tandem I put a two...
06-28-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,742
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

You are better off fixing the Specialized than...

You are better off fixing the Specialized than buying the $78 Walmart cheapie, I had a Hardrock and the components and frame quality are a world away from any discount store bike shaped object. As...
06-25-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,064
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

I did some research and 105 came out in 1982 when...

I did some research and 105 came out in 1982 when 5 speed rears were still common. https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/information/news/history-of-shimano.html
I didn't know Sora was also bird name in...
06-25-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,064
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

105 is supposedly a corruption of 10 Speed, ...

105 is supposedly a corruption of 10 Speed,
Sora is crane in Japanese and Shimano also made a Crane derailleur in the 60s.
The higher end MTB stuff were originally suffixes for Deore (of gold?) as...
06-23-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

Mini V or Cantiliever brakes?

This may be partying like it's 2011 but I'm in the middle of a bar swap on my old Redline Conquest Pro and I'm torn between keeping the Avid Shorty 6 cantis or swapping in a set of Tektro 926A Mini V...
05-07-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,606
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

I buy my bikes for the long haul and expect to...

I buy my bikes for the long haul and expect to replace wear parts and occasionally update as I go until either the bike doesn't suit my needs or something major fails.
01-08-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

I've done a 700C to 26" on my wife's Redline...

I've done a 700C to 26" on my wife's Redline Conquest Sport and she was very happy with it. Her bike is very small (44CM size) and the smaller wheels got her standover where she wanted it and look...
01-08-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 15,333
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

Thanks for finding that.

Thanks for finding that.
01-08-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 15,333
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

It would be interesting to do a blind test of...

It would be interesting to do a blind test of bikes of the same size and geometry but different tubing and components. Although it would take some doing today, early Trek bikes offered a menu of...
12-31-18, 12:26 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,530
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

I think most classic bikes look more "right" with...

I think most classic bikes look more "right" with skinwalls because that is what they would have had originally. Modern road bikes look anachronistic with skinwalls except for cyclocross bikes which...
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