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Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 830
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Try: https://axs.sram.com/guides/tire/pressure

Try:
https://axs.sram.com/guides/tire/pressure
07-03-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By VicBC_Biker

I don't have an answer for your queston, but two...

I don't have an answer for your queston, but two thoughts:
What size tires and what pressure are you running?
Kapton tape makes excellent rim tape- cheap, tough, thin and effective.Thin tape can...
07-01-21, 04:52 PM
07-01-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 735
Posted By VicBC_Biker

I don't want the fastener to be a lot harder than...

I don't want the fastener to be a lot harder than a threaded hole in the frame or one of the bike components. I can replace the fastener; fixing a stripped threaded hole is more work.
06-29-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 944
Posted By VicBC_Biker

This: "Let's go for a ride without...

This:



"Let's go for a ride without using seats! It will be fun!! "

"Now let's coast and just put our weight on one foot!"

:)
06-28-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,526
Posted By VicBC_Biker

:thumb: I've only been here for a month or so...

:thumb:
I've only been here for a month or so but I'm starting to get the picture.
06-28-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 9,064
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Aren't 'traction' and 'compliance' related to the...

Aren't 'traction' and 'compliance' related to the tire pressure (and tire choice) more than the presence of a tube? If tubeless allow lower pressures, perhaps this is the thinking?
Really, looking...
06-28-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,704
Posted By VicBC_Biker

?? Do you mean actual tire width vs labelled...

??
Do you mean actual tire width vs labelled tire width?

Doesn't the outer diameter of the tire change a bit with different rim widths? Perhaps this has an effect on the chances of rolling the...
06-27-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By VicBC_Biker

That pic just shows the Youtube search results...

That pic just shows the Youtube search results that pop up on my desktop computer screen. A number of different channels but none with extensive coverage.
Here's the next bunch of results -...
06-27-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,704
Posted By VicBC_Biker

A pressure guide that I like: ...

A pressure guide that I like:
https://axs.sram.com/guides/tire/pressure
06-27-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By VicBC_Biker

The results I get are mostly for summaries of the...

The results I get are mostly for summaries of the stage, and most are only a few minutes long. Do you have suggestions for 'channels' to search for good coverage? Thanks....
06-26-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Update: After dealng (by email) with a couple...

Update:
After dealng (by email) with a couple of 'bots' it seems I got through to a human (or series of humans??)
Though they charged my credit card in 10 seconds, they promise to process a refund...
06-26-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Thanks for the suggestion. NIce idea but there...

Thanks for the suggestion.
NIce idea but there is no phone number listed under contact.
Just a 'Contact form' to complete on a web page.

This is becoming very common.

Rene Herse doesn't have...
06-26-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Flobikes update: If you do want to deal with...

Flobikes update:
If you do want to deal with them, just threaten to cancel and they will automatically offer you a 20% discount.
Not tempting for me.....
Or, they will switch me to a monthly plan...
06-26-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Buyer beware!! They advertise $12.50 /month,...

Buyer beware!!
They advertise $12.50 /month, cancel anytime.
This is not true.
You cannot subscribe month-to -month for $12.50
As soon as you 'register' with your credit card info they charge for...
06-24-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 493
Posted By VicBC_Biker

And don't forget that your current bike can be...

And don't forget that your current bike can be re-sold. Very ordinary older bikes are going for surprising $$$ in my area. The downside of the 'bike craze' is that there may not be a lot of choices...
06-24-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,704
Posted By VicBC_Biker

If you are asking because you have a road bike,...

If you are asking because you have a road bike, the first step is do do some measuring to find the maximum size tire that can fit in your frame (chainstays, fork). You need at least 3-4 mm clearance,...
06-24-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 956
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Exactly, IMO. The increasng pressure/resistance...

Exactly, IMO.
The increasng pressure/resistance at the pump handle is a sign of 'air with nowhere to go' - so check valve or a problem at the head at the end of the hose, or a Presta valve not...
06-24-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 493
Posted By VicBC_Biker

You ride trails and roads, so I assume you want a...

You ride trails and roads, so I assume you want a wide range of gear choices? (Low gears for the hills, fast gears for getting down the road....)

Why are you changing from 3x8 (which I have on my...
06-23-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,441
Posted By VicBC_Biker

:) I wouldn't do that with the $80 one!!

:)
I wouldn't do that with the $80 one!!
06-23-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By VicBC_Biker

How does a person destroy grip tape? We need...

How does a person destroy grip tape?
We need pictures! :)
06-23-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Good. Some folks prefer the 'gear-inches'...

Good. Some folks prefer the 'gear-inches' numbers, but that will be fine.

You don't want to use the big-big and small-small combos.
From the chart you can figure out possible shifting patterns....
06-23-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 712
Posted By VicBC_Biker

:thumb:

:thumb:
06-23-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 712
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Another method uses a damp paper towel with...

Another method uses a damp paper towel with regular letter paper on top of it. I've used this and it works well.
Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSWlwzqGKik
06-23-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 9,064
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Right; that makes sense. A friend who is a...

Right; that makes sense.
A friend who is a tubeless fan got the LBS to switch the bike to tubeless. When I asked about roadside repair, the answer was "I'll put in the tube I carry if that's...
06-23-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,441
Posted By VicBC_Biker

I think it will be useless in the rain (filling...

I think it will be useless in the rain (filling with water), but for now my road bike is a 'fair weather bike'.
06-23-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 712
Posted By VicBC_Biker

TheViverRiver Make some short posts in other...

TheViverRiver Make some short posts in other discussion threads and 'Introductions'. Once you get your post count up past 10, it will be easy for you to post pics of your bike and the way it is set...
06-22-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 712
Posted By VicBC_Biker

This ^^^^^^ How the bike is fitted to you -...

This ^^^^^^

How the bike is fitted to you - the height and position of the seat and the height of the bars- can make the difference for choosing a new saddle, if it turns out that the saddle you...
06-22-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,441
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Thanks for those pics - that's a clever spot to...

Thanks for those pics - that's a clever spot to put the bell.

For now, I have the bell near the stem - the few times I've used it, it was easy to move my hand to the top of the bar and hit the...
06-22-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By VicBC_Biker

A new plug assembly came through the mail slot...

A new plug assembly came through the mail slot today, from the Hafny distributor (?) in Vancouver.
I tried it on a spare set of bars and it fits.
So that's definitely an A+ for Hafny customer...
06-22-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Exactly - the center bolt needs to be tightened...

Exactly - the center bolt needs to be tightened before the bolts around the stem
:thumb:
06-22-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By VicBC_Biker

I just watched three different YouTube vidoes on...

I just watched three different YouTube vidoes on how to install a steerer tube extender, and all of them were wrong. So it's easy to understand why the OP is having problems.

huffie

The...
06-22-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By VicBC_Biker

It's only 20s of wobbly video, shot from close...

It's only 20s of wobbly video, shot from close up.
Here's the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdVdHAK8AeM
06-22-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By VicBC_Biker

That bolt in the middle sets the pre-load on the...

That bolt in the middle sets the pre-load on the headset bearings - it needs to engage in the fork (steerer) tube. Is it reaching the threaded plate in the steerer tube?

Do you have a link to the...
06-21-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,526
Posted By VicBC_Biker

It's complicated! (As Gresp15C points out..) ...

It's complicated! (As Gresp15C points out..)
For instance...
I've read in many places that hands in the drops is the most stable and controlled position, but because I'm not in great cycling...
06-21-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,526
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Thanks - very clear. ​​​​​​​I agree.

Thanks - very clear.
​​​​​​​I agree.
06-21-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,526
Posted By VicBC_Biker

As I'm sometimes math-challenged, I went down to...

As I'm sometimes math-challenged, I went down to the shop and built a (full-scale) model.
...
06-21-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,526
Posted By VicBC_Biker

For me, there is a huge difference between...

For me, there is a huge difference between personal experiences of people who respond in (good) online forums, and internet articles and videos which are primarily designed to generate clicks and ad...
06-21-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,526
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Thanks, Rolla Here's a diagram from that...

Thanks, Rolla

Here's a diagram from that article:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1275x781/steering_zones_89862217561743959ab17ecea95c6d0aea72b4f2.jpg
Notice the...
06-21-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,526
Posted By VicBC_Biker

That's my impression as well - a shorter stem can...

That's my impression as well - a shorter stem can move weight off my hands and make the steering feel less 'solid'.


Yes. Bike geometry definitely makes a difference.
I don't have much...
06-21-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,526
Posted By VicBC_Biker

I didn't draw the diagram well...please see my...

I didn't draw the diagram well...please see my 2nd attempt.
Riding on a standard bar setup is like position 'A' - out front.
Riding on an absolutely 'zero-length' stem would be like position 'B' -...
06-21-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,526
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Yes, if it is on the internet, it must be correct.

Yes, if it is on the internet, it must be correct.
06-21-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,526
Posted By VicBC_Biker

I should have drawn the sketch a bit better: ...

I should have drawn the sketch a bit better:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x407/mini_stem_diag_3_ca1ff7424b109d4339a119343ce6ded53d877c3f.jpeg

Hands in position 'A'...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 883
Posted By VicBC_Biker

If you like to cook, the Feedzone Portables book...

If you like to cook, the Feedzone Portables book has some interesting ideas. Recipes by folks who helped to feed pro teams.
The only problem for me is that most of the recipes make multiple snacks...
06-21-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 9,064
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Can you set the beads on a new (recently folded)...

Can you set the beads on a new (recently folded) tubeless tire on the roadside with a CO2 inflator or road pump?
Some accounts say it's easy, other folks complain that it's tough with a regular...
06-21-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By VicBC_Biker

That's a great buy. :thumb:

That's a great buy. :thumb:
06-21-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By VicBC_Biker

This sentence has me perplexed: ********** ...

This sentence has me perplexed:

**********
The plastic 'plug' at the end has a recess with a stainless nut.
Tightening the hex-head machine screw tends to turn that plastic plug. To prevent it...
06-21-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By VicBC_Biker

New email from Corinne:

New email from Corinne:
06-21-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By VicBC_Biker

My opinion also. A good starting point for...

My opinion also.

A good starting point for me when I think about gearing changes is an online gear claculator. That way I can see what's on the bike now, and how I should be using the gears I have...
06-21-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Do you want to attach the bar ends over the bar...

Do you want to attach the bar ends over the bar wrap?
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