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08-11-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 680
Posted By Phil_gretz

I have read through the responses, and frankly,...

I have read through the responses, and frankly, the helpful people did not understand the nature of your question. Likely due to the delicacy of your wording. My wife had your EXACT issue after we...
08-09-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 680
Posted By Retro Grouch

So you're riding a hand-me-down bike from your...

So you're riding a hand-me-down bike from your husband. You may have noticed that men's and women's bodies aren't the same. Do you have to adjust the seat or rear vies mirror of the car after...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,535
Posted By WhyFi

I ride with a group, a lot. Many of them are...

I ride with a group, a lot. Many of them are anti-tubeless even though they've never touched it. Most probably aren't aware that I'm even running tubeless because it never calls attention to itself....
08-08-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By VegasTriker

No. Not dangerous. If you have ever pumped up a...

No. Not dangerous. If you have ever pumped up a tube outside of a tire to check for a leak you can see that tubes will expand a lot without any damage. What might happen is that you will have to...
08-07-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 271
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I didn't say that, Why would you assume I wanted...

I didn't say that, Why would you assume I wanted to sell a bike? To clarify when I assess a bike for service I feel the need to include the customer's intent and their acceptance of that bike, not...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,484
Posted By tomato coupe

Yeah, it really is this simple.

Yeah, it really is this simple.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,484
Posted By njkayaker

Split the group.

Split the group.
08-06-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 271
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'll just add the counter point on whether the...

I'll just add the counter point on whether the bike is worth investing in if it's the wrong size. I note the extremely low saddle height... Andy
08-04-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,790
Posted By Litespud

I think I saw Jean-Marie Le Pen, former president...

I think I saw Jean-Marie Le Pen, former president of the Front National, and author of such quotes as "I am not saying that gas chambers did not exist. I did not see them myself. I haven't studied...
08-04-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,223
Posted By Koyote

Click on a few women's lingerie websites, and...

Click on a few women's lingerie websites, and you'll start getting better popup ads in facebook.
07-31-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By shelbyfv

This time it's easy for you, the advice is...

This time it's easy for you, the advice is unanimous.:twitchy:
07-30-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By wolfchild

It's only a simple bicycle tire and I try to keep...

It's only a simple bicycle tire and I try to keep science, math, astrophysics, chemistry and all other complexity out of it. I inflate my tires according to the conditions that I ride in... When I...
07-28-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 489
Posted By Iride01

Carbon steerer? Even if not, I thought its been...

Carbon steerer? Even if not, I thought its been becoming more common to cut the steerer tube long enough to extend above the stem by a couple mm and then put a five mm spacer between it and the cap....
07-28-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By shelbyfv

IIRC the 9 speed MTB RDs max at 34T. With the...

IIRC the 9 speed MTB RDs max at 34T. With the triple crank he probably has a 30T or even 26T small ring. If that's not enough with the 34T cassette, he needs to order more salads;)
07-27-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By caloso

Maybe. Probably. Depends mostly on whether the...

Maybe. Probably. Depends mostly on whether the bigger tire will clear the frame and fork.
07-27-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 436
Posted By caloso

In my experience (10-speed mixed Chorus/Centaur...

In my experience (10-speed mixed Chorus/Centaur group), the Miche cassettes are a bit heavier but long-wearing and high quality. And much cheaper. So good bang for the buck in my view.
07-24-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By Koyote

Buy tires of the correct size. Anything else is a...

Buy tires of the correct size. Anything else is a bodge and is asking for trouble.
07-20-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,936
Posted By DrIsotope

The goal in a fall is to spread the impact over...

The goal in a fall is to spread the impact over as large an area as possible-- back, side, hip. Sticking out an arm or leg is pretty much the worst thing you can do. When I fall (which seems to...
07-19-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,936
Posted By DrIsotope

"Decide not to fall, " he says. Because we're...

"Decide not to fall, " he says. Because we're all just out there looking for opportunities to fall down. Every single cyclist I know personally has crashed at least once-- and that doesn't count...
07-18-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 853
Posted By DrIsotope

If tubeless tires were for you, you wouldn't be...

If tubeless tires were for you, you wouldn't be asking the question. You either need them, or you don't. And when you need them, there's no uncertainty.
07-15-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By dsbrantjr

And be certain to remove any washers before...

And be certain to remove any washers before installing the puller.
07-13-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 587
Posted By Darth Lefty

Some old answers from Zinn's column ...

Some old answers from Zinn's column

https://www.velonews.com/gear/technical-faq-tire-sealant-questions/


(edited for relevance, there was a lot here too about fix-a-flat cartridges that use...
07-12-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 746
Posted By trailangel

If you want both shrader, drill out the presta...

If you want both shrader, drill out the presta valve hole.
07-11-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By Edward1066

The wheels and suspension fork(not frame) will...

The wheels and suspension fork(not frame) will work fine together... Until the fork fails catastrophically while your jumping a curb. The fork is a really inexpensive copy of a Rockshox fork. Don't...
07-09-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By Miele Man

Is that a tight link I see? Cheers

Is that a tight link I see?

Cheers
07-09-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 873
Posted By Phil_gretz

Post #2...

Post #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) answered this question correctly and to the point. Post #5...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,453
Posted By DrIsotope

It's not the bike. It's the fact that going from...

It's not the bike. It's the fact that going from a 17mph ride average to a 22mph ride average requires almost double the power.

The chassis is fine. The engine needs work.
07-07-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,257
Posted By 70sSanO

You don’t. At least not yet. You get a...

You don’t. At least not yet.

You get a headset and then take the frame to a shop to make sure the head tube and bottom bracket shell are faced parallel and then have them press in the bottom...
07-05-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 779
Posted By 50PlusCycling

As a former police officer and traffic homicide...

As a former police officer and traffic homicide investigator, I think wearing earphones is a great way to shorten your life. In most places riding while wearing earphones is illegal, and this for...
07-03-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

First is that the law of averages tend to catch...

First is that the law of averages tend to catch up to us all. I've had seasons with one flat and others with 6 or 7, seems to average about 1 per 1000 miles over time.

"with really high quality...
07-02-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By Miele Man

A slightly out of true front wheel with a brake...

A slightly out of true front wheel with a brake pad a little too high so that it rubs the tire in that area? I'd check my brake pads to make sure they do not touch the edge of the tire when the brake...
07-02-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,435
Posted By Phil_gretz

Other - steel touring bike. You left that off...

Other - steel touring bike. You left that off of the survey. Why?
07-01-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,435
Posted By General Geoff

Bingo. For me it'd be a Co-Motion Divide w/Pinion...

Bingo. For me it'd be a Co-Motion Divide w/Pinion gearbox and belt drive. One expensive bike though, starting at close to $7k new.
07-01-20, 10:39 PM
07-01-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 892
Posted By shelbyfv

This may be a significant clue.:foo:

This may be a significant clue.:foo:
06-29-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By Iride01

Probably not. As long as the wheel isn't turning...

Probably not. As long as the wheel isn't turning when you try to remove it.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By Andy Somnifac

The bike shop I used to ride out if was next to a...

The bike shop I used to ride out if was next to a Starbucks. I had some rattling issues during a ride,. So when we got back in, I went into Starbucks and grabbed a straw, cut it down, and stuck it...
06-25-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,083
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Of course I could do it. Or you could do it. Not...

Of course I could do it. Or you could do it. Not sure if the OP is comfortable doing it, but I suspect he could figure it out. You're missing the point. If the LBS does it, the LBS warrants it. So if...
06-24-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Are you talking about the nut's outer flange or...

Are you talking about the nut's outer flange or the shaft of the nut? The flange is generally larger then 10mm and the shaft is about 10mm. It's not uncommon for the frame's hole to be slightly...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,209
Posted By smashndash

I don’t agree with this. My alloy wheels are...

I don’t agree with this. My alloy wheels are significantly “springier” on steep climbs than my deep carbon wheels. Really good carbon wheels might be better than my LB ones tho.

My alloy rims are...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,130
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I have done some riding in the Rocky Mountains,...

I have done some riding in the Rocky Mountains, in the Laurentians, and on the East Coast of Canada.

The hardest climb was on the back side of Mt McKay on the First Nations land South of my home...
06-21-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By shelbyfv

Going forward, it's probably a good idea to store...

Going forward, it's probably a good idea to store the bikes with the valves positioned so they won't collect sealant.
06-21-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,892
Posted By GlennR

Doesn't matter if they are or not. It's respect...

Doesn't matter if they are or not. It's respect for others so as long as they are mandated.. wear one or stay out.
06-12-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The big point of difference between adjacent...

The big point of difference between adjacent models in Shimano's line up is, IMO, between the Tourney and the Altus. Basic construction, pulley and design are rather different. But between the Altus...
06-10-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,441
Posted By dddd

Just because the ano layer is worn off doesn't...

Just because the ano layer is worn off doesn't mean the rims are "weak".

I've continued using such rims for years, I looked forward to the loss of the ano layer on the brake tracks!

The brake...
06-10-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,835
Posted By RefRick

This should be emphasized over and over. I forgot...

This should be emphasized over and over. I forgot to find the cause of my flat in addition to misplacing my patch kit on a previous ride. Result was two popped tubes, a call to the wife for a ride...
06-10-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By DiabloScott

It is a little deal. Probably worth correcting...

It is a little deal.
Probably worth correcting the next time you're fixing a flat or doing maintenance anyway.
06-10-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,163
Posted By Phil_gretz

1) Cost - it isn't cost effective to remove and...

1) Cost - it isn't cost effective to remove and replace the brake and shift controls, recabling the shifters and likely the brake levers, replacing the stem, replacing the handlebar and adding grips...
06-09-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 31,622
Posted By Iride01

keyboardologist Second dead thread you've dredged...

keyboardologist Second dead thread you've dredged up. By the time others read down to what is a new question, there might be some confusion as to what the discussion really is.

Please, in the...
06-08-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,562
Posted By Trakhak

The skipping on the small cogs means that the...

The skipping on the small cogs means that the likelihood is nearly 100% that the cassette should be replaced to correct the problem. The smaller the cog, the higher the number of times each tooth on...
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