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11-30-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 998
Posted By ClydeClydeson

30psi is MUCH too high for a 4" wide tire. The...

30psi is MUCH too high for a 4" wide tire. The label on the tire is indicating the MAXIMUM pressure, not the ideal pressure. I run about 10psi in my fat bike tires in the summer, lower in the winter...
11-29-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 998
Posted By maddog34

a lower tire pressure allows the tire to conform...

a lower tire pressure allows the tire to conform over a thorn, Compressing the rubber at the tip of the thorn and reducing the puncture rate and depth.... :thumb:

not a total preventative action,...
11-26-22, 10:49 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,426
Posted By cyccommute

Like almost never. Iíve got 10s of thousands of...

Like almost never. Iíve got 10s of thousands of miles on these kinds of shifters as wellÖincluding thousands of miles far away from home where calling for help isnít an option. Iíve never had a...
09-23-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3,637
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 583,710
Posted By freeranger

Riding without a cell phone?! Almost as...

Riding without a cell phone?! Almost as frightening as riding without: electronic shifting, hydraulic brakes, v-brakes, GPS, carbon frame/components, clipless pedals, 1x systems with pie plate sized...
01-04-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,606
Posted By veganbikes

I would love to hear the LBS' side of the story...

I would love to hear the LBS' side of the story as I have a feeling the stories might not be close to the same. However yes having known a lot of people who lack the tools and knowledge to work on...
01-04-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,606
Posted By rosefarts

I think you would have had a better experience if...

I think you would have had a better experience if you asked for a 280mm spoke. I know itís the same thing but the conventions around spoke lengths probably had a lot to do with the attitude.

Did...
11-08-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,163
Posted By cyccommute

The number and frequency of flats has nothing to...

The number and frequency of flats has nothing to do with who makes the tube. Flats are random events and no tube unless it is a heavy thorn resistant tube is going to stop a puncture. Even the...
Forum: Touring
10-08-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,129
Posted By njkayaker

That's (primarily) a bus lane that other people...

That's (primarily) a bus lane that other people are allowed to use to make right turns from (into all the driveways). It's also not "miles long".

Seems clear he's talking about a left turn lane....
09-07-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,790
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I am with the rider overtaking is at fault camp,...

I am with the rider overtaking is at fault camp, that rule is pretty universal and understood. You should also be in a situation where you are able to stop should something unexpected occurs...
09-07-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,790
Posted By asgelle

I think you need to brush up on your rules of the...

I think you need to brush up on your rules of the road. The vehicle being overtaken has right of way. You have no one to blame but yourself.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,452
Posted By Psimet2001

I always have to watch what I say on this one... ...

I always have to watch what I say on this one...

Hydro brakes = Shimano. Hands down. Not even close.
Shift quality = even with electronic this one also goes to Shimano
Long term durability =...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,529
Posted By Broctoon

Condition is everything. Age is just a number. ...

Condition is everything. Age is just a number.

Older bike with higher spec components vs. brand new bike that's down a tier in the specs? Doesn't make much difference, assuming the older one is in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,529
Posted By genejockey

I've got a 2020 bike with 105, and it's excellent...

I've got a 2020 bike with 105, and it's excellent stuff. I've never used Di2, so I can't speak to that, but I'm firmly of the opinion that older bikes that were good bikes when new are still good...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,529
Posted By Jeff Neese

It's a sad day when a bike that's only 7 years...

It's a sad day when a bike that's only 7 years old is referred to as an "older bike". Come poke around in C&V for a while. :)
06-18-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 15,599
Posted By mstateglfr

Thats quite the assumption you make. You...

Thats quite the assumption you make.

You have no idea if people make a conscious decision to put their bike in the shop rather than try to fix it. You have no idea if people think 'maybe I could...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,121
Posted By Psimet2001

TLDR: Duh. Shimano has been this way since the...

TLDR: Duh. Shimano has been this way since the pandemic started and it won't get better anytime soon. MSRP will be the prevalent pricing strategy for the foreseeable future. Days of cheap Shimano are...
06-17-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 15,599
Posted By TiHabanero

"$100 an hour to work on a bike? Yikes. A fool...

"$100 an hour to work on a bike? Yikes. A fool and his money…I suppose"

This statement disgusts me. Gotta wonder what biz the person who posted this is or was involved in. How do they justify...
06-16-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 15,599
Posted By Bill in VA

When a friend on a ride groused about his wheel...

When a friend on a ride groused about his wheel needing to be trued, I pulled over and told him I had found a truing stand. When he stopped and turned around to look, I turned my bike upside down...
06-11-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,661
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Somebody better back up that whole Sheldon Brown...

Somebody better back up that whole Sheldon Brown encyclopedia of bike arcanery before it's gone.
06-11-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,661
Posted By fettsvenska

That was my first thought as well. I hope that...

That was my first thought as well. I hope that they Sheldon's website will be maintained as it contains such a wealth of knowledge about bikes.
06-11-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,661
Posted By cb400bill

Sheldon Brown worked there for years. ...

Sheldon Brown worked there for years.

https://www.harriscyclery.net/
06-11-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,661
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

The Bike Industry is going to have a completely...

The Bike Industry is going to have a completely different and almost unrecognizable (for some of us) landscape very soon. Many Brick & Mortar shops will be disappearing as the new business model of...
06-07-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,489
Posted By cyccommute

People like to bash on the big guys because they...

People like to bash on the big guys because they are the “big guys” but there’s a reason they are the “big guys”. They make good stuff that have a good reputation. I have P-handled hex wrenches that...
06-06-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,489
Posted By cpach

Honestly I'm very happy with Bondhus for almost...

Honestly I'm very happy with Bondhus for almost everything. I remember reading an article actually comparing measured tolerances and Bondhus beat out a lot of expensive tools marketed towards the...
06-06-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,068
Posted By dedhed

The upper pulley on all Shimano indexed...

The upper pulley on all Shimano indexed derailleurs is designed to move side to side within the cage to assist in shifting. Most Shimano derailleurs are manufactured in China, Malaysia, or Singapore....
05-24-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,436
Posted By 70sSanO

It was pre-internet so some news doesnít travel...

It was pre-internet so some news doesnít travel as fast as other news.

I just found out some brake levers are designed to not have cables coming out of the hoods. For a long time I just stayed...
05-24-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,436
Posted By thook

the advantage is gear range depending on much low...

the advantage is gear range depending on much low or high you want or need. equally, though, the finer steps in gearing between cogs and smoother shifting with the advent of indexing. a brief history...
05-22-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,243
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

An issue is how stable after a truing will a...

An issue is how stable after a truing will a wheel be? Is it better to have those last few mms of straightness come at the expense of really loose spokes or rounded off nipples? I I got a wheel...
05-19-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,396
Posted By Barry2

Sorry to be a downer... Cost of Liability...

Sorry to be a downer...
Cost of Liability Insurance?
04-29-21, 02:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,470
Posted By Calsun

Your first mistake was trusting statements from a...

Your first mistake was trusting statements from a vendor on ebay. Better to find a reputable source even if it means paying a little bit more and save yourself some grief. I believe in supporting...
04-15-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,652
Posted By iab

$9 is highway robbery? I'll get far more...

$9 is highway robbery?

I'll get far more satisfaction from spending $9 at the LBS than I will get from spending $9 at the McDonalds, gas station, Comcast, electric company, Home Depot, Walgreens,...
03-29-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,136
Posted By DorkDisk

Eating less is the best way to lose weight,...

Eating less is the best way to lose weight, exercise adds definition to muscle and helps you look better.
03-29-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,136
Posted By alo

The most important part of losing weight is diet....

The most important part of losing weight is diet. With the right diet, cycling can be very beneficial.
02-01-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,081
Posted By MarkSeries

I agree with most of you said. Except for the...

I agree with most of you said. Except for the difference between Dura Ace and Ultegra. The price difference alone was practically double. And it should have been pointed out which it was not. The...
01-31-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,840
Posted By big chainring

Just plain old oil on a rag

I was gifted this Gitane from a friend/collector. He picked it up a while back on CL. He never got around to cleaning it up and I showed interest in it. Typical bike boom bike. Probably sat unused...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,893
Posted By datlas

I suspect OP might be confusing high BP at rest...

I suspect OP might be confusing high BP at rest (which is no bueno) and high BP with exercise, which is physiological and healthy.

Worry more about your resting BP. Current guidelines (which...
01-23-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,699
Posted By Rhyagelle

There are no local bike shops near me,...

There are no local bike shops near me, unfortunately. I live in a small wooded country area of KY. The nearest shop is several counties away and they don't do shipping either, plus I have no way of...
01-11-21, 02:34 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,791
Posted By geeteeiii

Some Soviet junk I have.

Hello everybody.

I tought my weird collection of bikes might be interesting to people here, soviet bicycles seem to be quite undocumented here. Being from a ex USSR occupied country, we have alot...
01-04-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By ARKerslake

Thanks to everyones advice. I bought a new SRAM...

Thanks to everyones advice. I bought a new SRAM cassette and it doesnt slip at all! :D
12-17-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,716
Posted By mstateglfr

Well I heard that alliteration almost always...

Well I heard that alliteration almost always allows all alcoholics allergic alternatives.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,575
Posted By mstateglfr

Don't go this route, man. There are 330mm...

Don't go this route, man.
There are 330mm people in the US. Many will do great during this pandemic while many others will struggle simply because they happen to work in an industry affected by...
12-01-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,480
Posted By Z3027R

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20201201_094512_1144ba7726320cf079d575fc6b9334e92db5c00e.jpg...
11-06-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,984
Posted By George

I started when I was 66 and have been riding 14...

I started when I was 66 and have been riding 14 years or a little longer. I rode more when I started, but now it’s about 3 times a week. I usually ride 25 to 30 miles a ride. All my riding is on the...
11-06-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,984
Posted By rydabent

As I have posted before, I rode my bike to...

As I have posted before, I rode my bike to country school from the 3 grade to the 11th grade. Then Navy and a job came along, and I was off the bike. Then when my two oldest sons got old enough to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,452
Posted By Psimet2001

This is the worst place to come and talk well of...

This is the worst place to come and talk well of LBS's.

I used to love threads on here where people bashed their LBS mainly so I could learn. Then I argued in a lot of them. Many times for and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,452
Posted By rsbob

With Amazonation and big box retailers dominating...

With Amazonation and big box retailers dominating sales, my wife and I believe in supporting as many small local businesses, including bike shops, as possible. If we have to pay a bit more, or wait...
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