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10-02-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,890
Posted By tomato coupe

Yes, drop bar road bikes are terrific for sprint...

Yes, drop bar road bikes are terrific for sprint finishes, BUT they are also terrific for riding on the road. That's why they're called road bikes, not sprint bikes, and that's why the people who...
10-01-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,890
Posted By tomato coupe

By "spandex-clad, TDF wannabe crowd" you mean...

By "spandex-clad, TDF wannabe crowd" you mean cyclists who actually ride and corner at high speed?
10-01-19, 09:52 AM
09-26-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,447
Posted By tagaproject6

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09-25-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,400
Posted By ljsense

There are a few youtube videos of this kind of...

There are a few youtube videos of this kind of drag race, but the one I watched didn't make clear the distance -- it looked like maybe a quarter mile drag strip. It was a three way race, with a...
09-25-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,400
Posted By bakerjw

Running the math. With a 20" tire and 46/16...

Running the math.
With a 20" tire and 46/16 gearing, a BMX at 130 cadence would give about 22.25 mph.
With a 29" tire and 34/17 gearing, a road bike at 130 cadence would give about 22.4 mph. (the...
09-17-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,836
Posted By thinktubes

Interesting. Certainly plenty of viable bikes...

Interesting. Certainly plenty of viable bikes from that era (when aluminum and 9sp were all the rage).

Maybe we need an "Obsolete" forum to fill the gap.
09-15-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,693
Posted By FlMTNdude

In Florida we add a rebel flag on the back of the...

In Florida we add a rebel flag on the back of the bike as well for added visibility.
09-13-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,731
Posted By TimothyH

Because of subdivisions. The contemporary...

Because of subdivisions.

The contemporary subdivision has replaced interconnected neighborhoods.

The modern subdivision has one or two exits onto busy secondary roads with no other way to get...
09-10-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,521
Posted By cudak888

"If you get a rope, we might be able to wrap it...

"If you get a rope, we might be able to wrap it around the frame to hold it together, since that hole we drilled in the top tube to hold the Wald rack didn't work...and broke the top tube in half....
09-10-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,521
Posted By ThermionicScott

It's depressing that so many people are unwilling...

It's depressing that so many people are unwilling to develop the minor amount of dexterity to use a Presta valve, and people here indulge them. :(
09-10-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 15,196
Posted By Sapperc

Yawn all you want, but I always use obnoxiously...

Yawn all you want, but I always use obnoxiously bright daytime flashing running lights front and rear. My experience is that it definitely grabs motorists attention even more so than my fluorescent...
09-08-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 88,038
Posted By FiftySix

You don't remember these? :D ...

You don't remember these? :D

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09-08-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,838
Posted By dsaul

Stop in to Lowe's or Home Depot and pick up a...

Stop in to Lowe's or Home Depot and pick up a roll of Ram Board. Tape it down along the path to the bathroom. We use it on remodeling jobs to prevent floor damage during construction.
09-06-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 18,685
Posted By TimothyH

I would never buy used cycling shorts. ...

I would never buy used cycling shorts.


-Tim-
09-06-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,196
Posted By mpetry912

I'll put in a vote for a frame fit Silca Impero...

I'll put in a vote for a frame fit Silca Impero with Campagnolo head. Painted to match, of course !

But don't actually USE it. for any serious inflation, the CO2 cartridge is best

Mark Petry...
09-05-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,739
Posted By ThermionicScott

I would disagree. One can have their saddle...

I would disagree. One can have their saddle several centimeters too high and still ride, if they're oblivious to the fact that they are pointing their toes downward and rocking their hips to do it. ...
09-03-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 18,685
Posted By scotton

When you start going far enough and fast enough...

When you start going far enough and fast enough to realize that the two parachutes strapped to your thighs are slowing you down, your give-a-crap meter will reset to zero and you will get some tight...
09-03-19, 12:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,141
Posted By HTupolev

Okay so, I figured I'd bump this to address this...

Okay so, I figured I'd bump this to address this issue. I just came into possession of my first-ever bike with a conical-expanding quill stem, so I understand the issue now. The expander cone is...
09-01-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,611
Posted By sumgy

You should never adjust saddle fore aft to get...

You should never adjust saddle fore aft to get your position right in relation to bars.
Actual reach is a frame measurement from a line up from your BB to your top tube out to your headtube, but I...
08-30-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,937
Posted By JohnDThompson

Some are, some aren't. BMX freewheels with a...

Some are, some aren't. BMX freewheels with a tooth count less than 15 use a metric thread to mount on the hub that isn't compatible with track or "flip-flop" SS/FG hubs.



Any...
08-30-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,937
Posted By rustystrings61

With a Bianchi Pista, you can assume standard ISO...

With a Bianchi Pista, you can assume standard ISO 1.370 x 24 tpi threading for a freewheel, and any freewheel from 13T that you would buy will come that way. As far as going with a smaller...
08-27-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,793
Posted By Milton Keynes

Probably whenever cyclists discovered that they...

Probably whenever cyclists discovered that they needed more than just one water bottle.
08-27-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,133
Posted By crank_addict

Far from anti French 'fit'. Full French build,...

Far from anti French 'fit'. Full French build, 1983 PSV-10 with maxed out seatpost, tucked stem. Def into the slight smaller frames for go-fast rides.

Interestingly enough, take a close look...
08-23-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,903
Posted By TimothyH

Try Meguiars Ultimate, or if you really want to...

Try Meguiars Ultimate, or if you really want to obsess, some Wolfgang's sealant and then wax.

I like your wall art. :)


-Tim-
08-22-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,903
Posted By TimothyH

IIRC, depending on year, the larger size Pistas...

IIRC, depending on year, the larger size Pistas had longer stems. I seem to recall that the stem on mine now is shorter than stock. I think I gave the stock stem to bonsai171

Bianchi changed the...
08-13-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 18,044
Posted By thinktubes

More worried about finding "short stem" presta...

More worried about finding "short stem" presta tubes...
08-02-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,764
Posted By phughes

Let's see, pain in pelvis, and shifted to one...

Let's see, pain in pelvis, and shifted to one side... Your seat is most likely too high, that causes the pelvic pain, and you shift to one side to compensate. I have experienced the same issue, and...
07-06-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 17,000
Posted By ChrisWagner

Long ago I tried using visor mirrors riding...

Long ago I tried using visor mirrors riding motorcycles and spent too much time achieving any kind of usable rear view to make them practical for me. Split second checks never worked and made them...
06-06-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,062
Posted By Nessism

57 years old with homemade frame (bicycle) and...

57 years old with homemade frame (bicycle) and home restoration (motorcycle).

https://live.staticflickr.com/7908/46093533234_fe005ae032_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2de8pyf)
P1040220...
06-06-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,062
Posted By DiabloScott

My buddy bought a Guerciotti and I bought a Ciocc...

My buddy bought a Guerciotti and I bought a Ciocc at the same time from the same store. It was my first race bike and I'll always have a soft spot for it.
...
05-31-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,062
Posted By bruce19

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05-23-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8,175
Views: 2,591,138
Posted By merziac

Well I appreciate that and I as well have some...

Well I appreciate that and I as well have some professional qualifications, ASE Master and FoMoCo Senior Master Technician for 35 years so I have had plenty of people's safety at stake also. And as I...
05-18-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,370
Posted By Ironfish653

Iím not debating the levels of power required....

Iím not debating the levels of power required. Iím talking about the mechanics, which as you know, are crucial in weightlifting.
But weíre talking about cycling here, and the OPs description of a...
01-07-15, 09:37 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 265,063
Posted By bmwjoe

57 and riding on the track at T-Town

Hi,

I am glad to stumble onto this thread. I am 57 and I started riding a fixed gear bike when I was 13. It was my Grandfather's track bike which he used to train for speed skating. It was hand...
04-29-14, 10:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,746
Posted By no1mad

Well... -If you're riding on the roads (even...

Well...

-If you're riding on the roads (even crappy ones) or other improved surface, they aren't needed.
-They rob power while pedaling, so you don't go as fast.
-Added weight, so again slows...
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