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09-21-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,058
Posted By Amt0571

It's a bike. It's made for riding. Just ride it....

It's a bike. It's made for riding. Just ride it. If somebody laughs at it, it's their problem, not yours.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,090
Posted By Amt0571

I used this type of bag combined with a...

I used this type of bag combined with a bikepacking saddle bag to commute to work while carrying my clothes, shoes, towel, a sandwitch, lunch, and sometimes even a can of cola (which was nicely...
09-18-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By Amt0571

There's something of clipless pedals that I find...

There's something of clipless pedals that I find surprising. Some cyclists tell me some crashes can be avoided by using platforms, but when I loose control of the bike, I always unclip unconsciously...
08-18-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,285
Posted By Amt0571

What you asked the LBS to do is not that...

What you asked the LBS to do is not that difficult. Have you considered doing it yourself? you could probably do it really cheap with used parts.

200 is probably not worth it unless the bike is...
08-11-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By Amt0571

The axle should protrude by the same amount on...

The axle should protrude by the same amount on both sides. If it's that way, it's OK.
08-11-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By Amt0571

I don't. It's just not worth it. They're...

I don't. It's just not worth it. They're extremely cheap and small, so you can store 10 years worth of pins for your brakes if needed. I replace them everytime I replace pads.
08-11-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By Amt0571

What I don't understand is why they don't use the...

What I don't understand is why they don't use the cotter pins on high end brakes. Bolts rust, get stuck, heads get dirty and then rounded... it's a bad engineered system.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By Amt0571

That doesn't seem safe to me. But I'm not an...

That doesn't seem safe to me. But I'm not an expert.

I wouldn't ride that fork.
07-27-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By Amt0571

I've been using Finish Line mineral brake fluid...

I've been using Finish Line mineral brake fluid for 7 or 8 years. I have bled all my mineral oil brakes with it, including Shimano and Magura, and it was surely mixed with original fluids as I didn't...
07-21-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 631
Posted By Amt0571

This. Just ride the bike. I bet the gum is not...

This. Just ride the bike. I bet the gum is not going to stick for long.
07-15-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,844
Posted By Amt0571

WD40 will damage the bearings too if it gets...

WD40 will damage the bearings too if it gets there. Maybe it won't cause as much damage as a degreaser, but it will cause it.

I'm against spray lubricants though. Too easy to accidentally...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 02:48 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,304
Posted By Amt0571

Uninstall Strava. I did it long ago and I don't...

Uninstall Strava. I did it long ago and I don't regret it.
07-09-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,949
Posted By Amt0571

Because it's better. I can't count the amount of...

Because it's better. I can't count the amount of times I have rounded an hex bolt trying to loosen something that has been assembled for a long time.

For a home mechanic it's way worse having...
07-01-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Amt0571

I have four of this: ...

I have four of this:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x500/imatge_0871c2df8599780fe0e9490334a4372cf992d117.png

I placed them in a way that they allow me to hang four bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By Amt0571

Drivetrain efficiency is noticeably better when...

Drivetrain efficiency is noticeably better when on a big / big combination than on a small / small one. Personally, I can notice it by feel. It can vary if you're crosschaining a lot though, as...
06-26-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By Amt0571

I don't think you need to patch anything. Remove...

I don't think you need to patch anything. Remove the shard and keep riding.

Your tire looks a bit cracked though, if the rubber has become brittle maybe it's time to replace it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,038
Posted By Amt0571

I'm not sure if it's cracked or not. I'm sure the...

I'm not sure if it's cracked or not. I'm sure the paintjob is a piece of ****. Considering they painted it with the hanger on its place, I think it's probably a crappy paintjob and the carbon is ok.
06-13-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,755
Posted By Amt0571

Really important for carbon components. No so...

Really important for carbon components. No so much for steel or alu ones.
06-12-20, 02:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By Amt0571

I don't think you'll need more than 160 brakes in...

I don't think you'll need more than 160 brakes in a road or gravel bike. I live in an area with steep hills (I'm talking about 15% gradients, sometimes peaking around 20%) and running with 160 front...
06-10-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By Amt0571

I use SPD pedals and have the cleat positioned in...

I use SPD pedals and have the cleat positioned in the rearmost position my shoes allow. The ball of my foot is very slightly forwards of the axle. I use the same position in my MTB and in my road...
06-10-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Amt0571

I wouldn't worry too much about it. My OCD...

I wouldn't worry too much about it.

My OCD would prevent me riding it this way however :lol:
06-09-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,119
Posted By Amt0571

Once I punctured my rear wheel in the middle of 3...

Once I punctured my rear wheel in the middle of 3 consecutive bridges separated by roundabouts (2 cross a highway each, and the middle one, where I puctured, crosses the river). This happened during...
05-31-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,598
Posted By Amt0571

I have lots of tools and things from Lidl (not...

I have lots of tools and things from Lidl (not all of them bike related) and I can it say that they're really good for the price. The bicycle workstand cost me 30 and is better than some 100 ones....
05-27-20, 01:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,616
Posted By Amt0571

Sorry, I understood what you said (and know the...

Sorry, I understood what you said (and know the difference). I'm not a native english speaker and in my mother tongue "weld" is "soldar". My fault!
05-27-20, 01:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By Amt0571

Finally pulled the trigger and bough dual MT520....

Finally pulled the trigger and bough dual MT520. I still can't get around the fact that a 1400 bike comes with crappy MT400 brakes. I would have been happy with "basic" Deores I think... :mad:
...
05-24-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Amt0571

My opinion is probably unpopular, but I would...

My opinion is probably unpopular, but I would choose the Aion. I've had an Axon for 6 years and it's a really nice fork (liked it better than a Reba).
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 02:06 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,892
Posted By Amt0571

In case you don't manage to get the money back, I...

In case you don't manage to get the money back, I think I'd look for an expert to check if the frame and wheels are safe. If they're deemed safe, I would just ride the bike and try to forget the bad...
05-04-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,213
Posted By Amt0571

Canyon Grand Canyon AL SL 7.0 and 8.0. Ended...

Canyon Grand Canyon AL SL 7.0 and 8.0.

Ended up ordering the 8.0 with the Fox and the dropper. Now I'll have to wait a few weeks to get it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,035
Posted By Amt0571

If you're coming from MTB it feels extremely...

If you're coming from MTB it feels extremely fast. And when you get back to an MTB it seems like it has a lot of drag.

It also feels extremely rigid and harsh over the occasional bump. A MTB, on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,691
Posted By Amt0571

There's also a fundamental difference between...

There's also a fundamental difference between motorbikes and bicycles. In a bicycle, most of the mass is the rider, while on a motorbike, most of the mass is on the motorbike itself.

This affects...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,691
Posted By Amt0571

I don't agree. When riding a bicycle we're...

I don't agree. When riding a bicycle we're basically "falling" constantly on one side or the other. What we do to avoid hitting the ground is using the handlebar to constantly put the bicycle under...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 03:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By Amt0571

Thanks for the info. I'm in Spain and I assume...

Thanks for the info. I'm in Spain and I assume that in the Barcelona province we will be in a similar quarantine in a few weeks.

I almost always ride solo and was wondering whether I would be able...
03-05-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,576
Posted By Amt0571

I have a 10 year old 26" mountain bike. It's my...

I have a 10 year old 26" mountain bike. It's my only mountain bike and it still works perfectly.

To be fair, I've wanted to replace it for some time, but when I look at the market I see no reason...
02-20-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,324
Posted By Amt0571

DON'T LEAVE IT IN THE CAR. Especially if hot....

DON'T LEAVE IT IN THE CAR. Especially if hot. Cars can get extremely hot, and that can damage your phone.

I wouldn't put it in a frame bag either unless you're going to ride only really smooth...
02-20-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,006
Posted By Amt0571

A SRAM bleed kit and a bottle of Motul DOT 5.1...

A SRAM bleed kit and a bottle of Motul DOT 5.1 liquid. I bought it to bleed my Rival brakes.
Forum: Commuting
02-14-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 979
Posted By Amt0571

Has not happened to me but I have a couple of...

Has not happened to me but I have a couple of ideas that can cause this problem.

1. Grease or oil inside the shifting mechanism hardened with the cold blocking its normal movement.

2. Water,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,174
Posted By Amt0571

When it's summer I have tan lines strong enough...

When it's summer I have tan lines strong enough that you could think I'm wearing clothes on a nudist beach. I've had kids laugh at me at the pool, people stare at me, and someone even thought I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2,531
Views: 399,058
Posted By Amt0571

Sunrise on my commute to work. Climb to Creu...

Sunrise on my commute to work. Climb to Creu d'Aragall from Gelida, in Catalonia.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,070
Posted By Amt0571

Never understood what road pedals are good for,...

Never understood what road pedals are good for, lots of talk about hotspots in the foot and blah blah blah but... If you get a hotspot in your foot from an SPD pedal the problem is not the pedal,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,070
Posted By Amt0571

Risk. I'm not in the USA, but here in Spain...

Risk.

I'm not in the USA, but here in Spain I don't see all that people driving with the cellphone. There's the occasional one, but it's not that common. I'm more worried about impatient people...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,506
Posted By Amt0571

It depends on how strong you are. For...

It depends on how strong you are.

For reference: I regularly do climbs over 12% sustained and peaking between 15 and 20%. A particular climb I do at least once a week is 3km long, min gradient is...
02-03-20, 01:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 966
Posted By Amt0571

If it always happens under hard load, it's...

If it always happens under hard load, it's related to an interaction between frame flex and drivetrain almost for sure.

Maybe when pushing hard your chain rubs on the FD?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,376
Posted By Amt0571

He was driving with his car on the bike lane...

He was driving with his car on the bike lane (which was over a sidewalk) , in an aggressive attitude, while shouting at me. He only stopped when he got stuck with a lamppost and a trashcan.

Not...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,376
Posted By Amt0571

Once, I kicked a car door, leaving a dent after...

Once, I kicked a car door, leaving a dent after the driver followed me at scaringly close distance with the car over the bike lane for more than 100m. I fully approve of your method.

When someone...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,576
Posted By Amt0571

None. I only have mountain bike shoes and use...

None. I only have mountain bike shoes and use mountain style SPD pedals on all my bikes. I like being able to walk if necessary.

BTW, I only have one pair of shoes.

Had 2 pairs until recently,...
01-11-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3,138
Views: 305,245
Posted By Amt0571

I don't have the knowledge to dispute your...

I don't have the knowledge to dispute your opinion. However I'd like to share my personal experience.

In 2014 I was riding around 25km/h and didn't see a chain crossing the path. I went over the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26,882
Views: 16,919,544
Posted By Amt0571

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20190217_105618_01_bf088564b51e2cde8cbf12c8b60e6bb537d63b3b.jpeg
A Btwin Ultra 520 AF GF.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,948
Posted By Amt0571

If you have a cassette with that range, you have...

If you have a cassette with that range, you have huge jumps between gears. I don't want huge jumps, and I want a wide range. There are transmissions that allow it, so I don't understand why everybody...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,948
Posted By Amt0571

A future with less gear range and worse gear...

A future with less gear range and worse gear spacing than a 15 year old bike. Sounds great. Great if you're missing a hand or are mentally unable to manage a couple of shifters.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,614
Posted By Amt0571

Well, I commute on a road bike. Exactly the same...

Well, I commute on a road bike. Exactly the same bike I use when I ride for pleasure, and ride it exactly the same way. It's just a road bike after all. So I thought it was relevant to post it on...
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