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03-13-22, 05:14 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 6,892
Posted By TiHabanero

Let Specialized Eat Their Own Droppings

"Specialized is putting a lot of chips behind D2C, and both retailers and consumers will have the opportunity to vote on that bet with their dollars in 2022 and beyond."

The quote above came from...
11-06-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,348
Posted By 10 Wheels

Bought some. Found Some. some were free with an...

Bought some. Found Some. some were free with an event. 6 Years Worth.
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11-06-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,348
Posted By rydabent

I use stainless steel bottles. I hate the...

I use stainless steel bottles. I hate the plastic tasting water, and it cant be good for you.
11-04-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,078
Posted By Paul Barnard

Four over the past 3 1/2 years. 3 of which are...

Four over the past 3 1/2 years. 3 of which are Lynskey's. I have a hunch they'd take care of me if something went wrong.
11-04-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,078
Posted By Rolla

Frame buying is pretty straightforward, IMO....

Frame buying is pretty straightforward, IMO. Dunno how it would go with a big company like Trek, but my most recent experience with Black Mountain Cycles was flawless. The bike built up exactly as...
11-04-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,078
Posted By TiHabanero

I have had two Habanero frames and communications...

I have had two Habanero frames and communications with Mark, the owner, was excellent. The frames are excellent and reasonably priced. Check them out at habcycles.com.
The first Habby frame I got...
11-03-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,280
Posted By Paul Barnard

I recommend building titanium bikes. Got what...

I recommend building titanium bikes. Got what will be my third one in the mail today.

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10-26-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By Oso Polar

Different Lake shoes have different fit:...

Different Lake shoes have different fit: https://www.lakecycling.com/pages/fit-matrix
MX176 are listed as narrow width shoes...
07-21-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,173
Posted By ShannonM

Not tryin' to poke you with a stick... this...

Not tryin' to poke you with a stick... this popped into my head when I read your post, and I had to use it. I don't actually disagree with you.

(But, also, Greg's totally right.)

--Shannon
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,002
Posted By big john

Mountain bikes now are so much more stable than...

Mountain bikes now are so much more stable than the things we used to ride in the 80s and 90s. MTB geometry has advanced, suspension has improved dramatically, and wheels are bigger along with much...
07-07-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,566
Posted By CAT7RDR

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07-03-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,720
Posted By Univega

The return of Univega?

Did anyone hear that Kent International is bringing back the Univega brand, once a bike shop mainstay. The company will roll out a new line of Univega bikes — all made in the U.S. — at Interbike in...
06-25-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,500
Posted By BlazingPedals

This. Also, the welds in your pic look too big...

This. Also, the welds in your pic look too big for steel. I suspect it's an aluminum frame, in which case NO you shouldn't get it repaired.
06-25-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,500
Posted By chaadster

That doesn't look like a steel frame, it looks...

That doesn't look like a steel frame, it looks aluminum.
06-24-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,000
Posted By downtube42

Nice perspective. To answer the question if how...

Nice perspective. To answer the question if how that tat is going to look when your 60, here you go...
06-24-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,000
Posted By mstateglfr

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Got it because I am tall and feel like a sasquatch/gorilla when riding.
06-21-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,306
Posted By tomato coupe

Given that gluttony is one of the seven deadly...

Given that gluttony is one of the seven deadly sins, one hopes there will never be a “gluttony” of bikes.
06-19-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,823
Posted By skidder

Depends how you define 'quality.' I use the...

Depends how you define 'quality.' I use the standard water bottles found in bike shops, Walmart, REI, and other similar places. I don't particularly like the drinking methodology necessary while...
06-18-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,823
Posted By Sy Reene

Just speaking for myself, I wouldn't be...

Just speaking for myself, I wouldn't be interested in solutions that require two hands to get a sip.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,561
Posted By nabeelbashi

2.2KG Frame 1600G Forks 630G

2.2KG

Frame 1600G
Forks 630G
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,561
Posted By nabeelbashi

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,702
Posted By Johnk3

Cicli Barco XCr custom stainless steel

Cicli Barco is a small family business and one of the best steel bike builders in Europe. They have won numerous awards, including Best of Italy at Bespoke, the English handmade bike show. They also...
06-13-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,823
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, as Gresp15C said, here at BF you often get...

Yeah, as Gresp15C said, here at BF you often get what you don't ask for. So here is my 2˘

I don't use insulated bottles at all. My reason is that the insulation takes up space I rather have in...
06-12-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,755
Posted By Darth Lefty

I see it was a hardtail Epic. In other races...

I see it was a hardtail Epic. In other races she’s used a full squish version
06-12-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,755
Posted By surveyor6

Impressive that she bested a bunch of roadies on...

Impressive that she bested a bunch of roadies on an MTB on the gravel, with a suspension fork.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,702
Posted By bOsscO

Norco makes new steel frame (Reynolds 725) gravel...

Norco makes new steel frame (Reynolds 725) gravel bikes at reasonable prices; https://www.norco.com/bikes/2021/road/gravel/search-xr-steel/search-xr-s1/
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,702
Posted By David in Maine

Ritchy Logic makes well-respected steel frames if...

Ritchy Logic makes well-respected steel frames if you don't want to go custom. If you do want custom, then I echo the suggestions of working with someone local to get fitted in person. If you want to...
06-07-21, 07:47 AM
Forum: Southeast
05-26-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,592
Posted By rje58_too

Here a link to a video my wife and I made riding...

Here a link to a video my wife and I made riding the Neuse River Greenway Trail in Raleigh about a week or so ago. It was a nice day, overcast and cloudy but that kept the heat at bay.
...
05-02-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By hicks

I've got a 2019 Jamis Sequel with 520 Reynolds....

I've got a 2019 Jamis Sequel with 520 Reynolds. Great bike! The newer ones have two versions I believe and the lower model is 4130.
...
04-24-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,997
Posted By livedarklions

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04-23-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,997
Posted By Snotrub

We are surrounded by coyotes as we live out in...

We are surrounded by coyotes as we live out in the country. I started hunting them when they came into my horse barn and ate all 4 of my wife's barn cats. They are boogers to hunt, very smart and...
04-22-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,795
Posted By veganbikes

King titanium cages would be my top pick they...

King titanium cages would be my top pick they look good on anything!
04-22-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,795
Posted By indyfabz

Cerakote is fun stuff. The builder of Engin built...

Cerakote is fun stuff. The builder of Engin built this for himself several years ago. I considered doing mine in pink, but when I get the test tube from the applicator it looked too much like bubble...
04-22-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,795
Posted By Melvang

Bottle cage suggestions.

So, I finished up my winter rebuild this week and am realizing how bad the bottle cages clash with the rest of the look. The bike is an unknown year CAAD4 R500. Obviously this isn't factory paint, I...
04-15-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,020
Posted By Ray9

Changing times not for the better.

One of the bike shops in my city has closed and the other was sold to new owners that are selling bikes not much better than Walmart now. I got four tires for my bike that were the last four road...
04-13-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,852
Posted By SkyWave

Metallic light blue, with white bars and red...

Metallic light blue, with white bars and red lettering and a chromed fork and rear triangle.
This bike was set up for vintage and Eroica events.
Custom selected colours based on team Canada jersey...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 02:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,561
Posted By nabeelbashi

Will do, if photos are anything to go by, this...

Will do, if photos are anything to go by, this will end up as a stunning build :)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,561
Posted By nabeelbashi

40 poopoo thieves :D Haha yea it is a bit late, ...

40 poopoo thieves :D Haha yea it is a bit late,
I'll update the post when the frame arrives, Alibaba does have a good refund policy for product discrepancy, and they do take into account the chat...
04-11-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,455
Posted By rosefarts

This is an easy one. Get a Richey Outback. Well...

This is an easy one. Get a Richey Outback. Well into the comfort zone but has going fast in its heart. Steel. Only a touch heavier than the svelte Swiss Cross V2 it shares some DNA with.

Not a gas...
04-11-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,455
Posted By DorkDisk

Jamis Renegade...

Jamis Renegade (https://www.jamisbikes.com/bikes/adventure-gravel/allroad-adventure/renegade/) should be on that list....
04-11-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,455
Posted By MRT2

Welcome to the forums. There are plenty of...

Welcome to the forums. There are plenty of touring rigs out there, and other variations on the touring or light touring theme. I ride a 2012 Salsa Casserol, though I have changed out the wheels on it...
04-09-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,363
Posted By rsbob

Helping tubeless people seat new tires on the...

Helping tubeless people seat new tires on the rims. :D
04-08-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,852
Posted By Sonofamechanic

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...sometimes the ugliest is just right...
04-08-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,852
Posted By Wilbur76

Grew up in the 80’s so I’m a big fan of that fun...

Grew up in the 80’s so I’m a big fan of that fun palette and design. Pinks, teals, purples, bold blues, orange. Lots of those era bikes in my stable. I even paid a hefty premium to add some color to...
04-08-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,852
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

The red to white fade for instance: ...

The red to white fade for instance:

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04-07-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,852
Posted By tcs

Any color scheme? Gold plate. Duh. ...

Any color scheme? Gold plate. Duh.



I hear you. I redecalled mine.

...
04-06-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,852
Posted By Wildwood

With customs = you choose. I've done a...

With customs = you choose.

I've done a few...
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Grey with cream...
04-06-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,852
Posted By mstateglfr

A few years ago I built a frame in a local winter...

A few years ago I built a frame in a local winter class and what took the longest was figuring out the paint. I wanted either a fade or a splatter since Im a product of the late 80s/early 90s and...
04-06-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,852
Posted By indyfabz

It's been a while... ...

It's been a while...


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