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09-19-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 538
Posted By Rogerogeroge

When four of us opened a shop 24 years ago, one...

When four of us opened a shop 24 years ago, one of the first things we did was create our inventory list in a database (just do it in a spreadsheet). You can also do it for your tools, and you'll...
09-19-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 370
Posted By Rogerogeroge

You obviously need to upgrade your bars, stem and...

You obviously need to upgrade your bars, stem and wheelset so less weight stresses the rails. Might even call for a new groupset.
09-17-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,159
Posted By Rogerogeroge

If you go the drop bar route (which I think is...

If you go the drop bar route (which I think is not the best), you can get handlebars that have gel inserts. I find that a second layer of handlebar tape (a cushy tape for each layer) offers more...
09-17-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,159
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I would think that tire size and pressure could...

I would think that tire size and pressure could also impact you. The hands take a lot more punishment from 25c tires at 100 psi as opposed to 38c at 60 psi.
09-17-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,338
Posted By Rogerogeroge

The other thing to consider ( at least from my US...

The other thing to consider ( at least from my US experience) is to create the business as an LLC. Limited liability means that litigants can only make claims up to the value of the business, they...
09-12-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Well let's see. You give us very little...

Well let's see. You give us very little information about yourself, a very low budget (you'll have to shop used) and there's not a bike shop where you're at. And you expect us to be able to find...
09-11-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 869
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I used to wash my gloves semi-annually, now I...

I used to wash my gloves semi-annually, now I wash them after every ride. That's the ticket. Now my helmet, I only wash that about annually, should do more.
08-19-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,143
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Superbe Pro is a great groupset and if you have...

Superbe Pro is a great groupset and if you have NOS you can get crazy prices for it, just like Campy.

Even the Spring and Cyclone stuff was decent and has longevity.
08-13-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 415
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Get a better, sharper tool to cut your cables. ...

Get a better, sharper tool to cut your cables. Dull cutters will fray those cables every time.
08-11-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 797
Posted By Rogerogeroge

If this was a big enough issue for me I would...

If this was a big enough issue for me I would invest in a full sized bike with S&S couplers.
08-06-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Tubeless is by far the most effective deterrent...

Tubeless is by far the most effective deterrent against goatherds. You’ll be thrilled by the improvements.

That said, I doubt your entry level bike has neither tubeless compatible rims nor tires....
07-30-22, 02:35 PM
07-29-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 786
Posted By Rogerogeroge

And try to avoid using run-on sentences.

And try to avoid using run-on sentences.
07-28-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,308
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Why don’t you flip the stem?

Why don’t you flip the stem?
07-27-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,103
Posted By Rogerogeroge

This thread needs to be shut down before the...

This thread needs to be shut down before the internet runs out of space. Get a life people.
07-24-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 467
Posted By Rogerogeroge

You figure you've gotten all of the mileage you...

You figure you've gotten all of the mileage you can out of the Cycling Pants thread?
07-21-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,014
Posted By Rogerogeroge

If the girlfriend is wearing adult diapers then I...

If the girlfriend is wearing adult diapers then I would stick with the wife.
07-21-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,064
Posted By Rogerogeroge

One significant disadvantage of bents is that...

One significant disadvantage of bents is that they have tremendously long chains. Adds loads of weight, takes longer and more energy to spin up, and I could go on and on.
07-18-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 712
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Those brakes first need to be set up correctly. ...

Those brakes first need to be set up correctly. Pic 1 shows the pad hitting low on the rim, and the lower edge of the pad may not even be contacting the rim. Pic 2 shows the pad hitting high on the...
07-12-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,385
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Sorry, getting Shimano in the loop isn't going to...

Sorry, getting Shimano in the loop isn't going to do a damn thing for the OP, nor will it make the shop's seat any warmer. But I agree this is 100% the shop's fault.
07-10-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 515
Posted By Rogerogeroge

And a shifter and most likely a front derailleur.

And a shifter and most likely a front derailleur.
07-03-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Rogerogeroge

You should see how the Euros act during World Cup...

You should see how the Euros act during World Cup soccer. I was in Europe in 2006 and 2010 during the tournaments, and I was in Germany when they hosted in 2006. It’s normal for everyone in traffic...
07-01-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,990
Posted By Rogerogeroge

You mentioned yourself ("I") eight times in three...

You mentioned yourself ("I") eight times in three sentences. Is it always about you? (Probably, I mentioned "you" twice in two sentences).

On a size note, was that lug nut a 14mm x 1.25 Ball...
07-01-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,144
Posted By Rogerogeroge

No one has asked the really important questions...

No one has asked the really important questions yet - how tall is he and what club is he carrying? Is he 6’3” and carrying a pitching wedge or is he 5’2” trying to carry a driver with an oversized...
06-30-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By Rogerogeroge

That bike needs four feet of cable housing...

That bike needs four feet of cable housing removed.
06-29-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Also depends on what bearings the OP ‘cleaned’...

Also depends on what bearings the OP ‘cleaned’ and what was involved ‘cleaning’ them.
06-29-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Yep. CX forks have 395-400 mm ATC. Road bike...

Yep. CX forks have 395-400 mm ATC. Road bike standard is around 367 mm.
06-29-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,955
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Based on the thread title, I thought the OP put a...

Based on the thread title, I thought the OP put a Shimano gruppo on a Colnago or Pegoretti.
06-15-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 911
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I wouldn’t use this approach for mounting...

I wouldn’t use this approach for mounting handlebars, brake levers, crank arms or several other items.


That was three to four decades ago. With the growing use of carbon, torque specs are much...
06-14-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By Rogerogeroge

The gearing isn’t slowing you down. I doubt...

The gearing isn’t slowing you down. I doubt you’re spinning out the top gear on your hybrid. What is giving you a disadvantage is the hybrid, with an upright riding style and fatter tires. ...
06-03-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 972
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Dinosaur.

Dinosaur.
05-19-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I’m not 100% sure but I’d stake $20 that it’s 31.8

I’m not 100% sure but I’d stake $20 that it’s 31.8
04-16-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,963
Posted By Rogerogeroge

OP, if you’re not familiar with what it takes to...

OP, if you’re not familiar with what it takes to mount a set of tubular tires and had to go ogle what they are, then you’re in for a big suprise.
04-04-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,856
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Horses do not recognize people on bikes as...

Horses do not recognize people on bikes as people. I've been told by equestrians that talking loudly as you gently ride by helps the horses.

A friend and I once got chased for about 75 yards by...
03-20-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 688
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Here's the pic. You can see the Coke shims on...

Here's the pic. You can see the Coke shims on each side.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/455x632/lemond_76a77ee7f974ea794db5a0891a2d240790b1fec4.png
03-20-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 688
Posted By Rogerogeroge

When Greg LeMond beat Laurent Fignon by 8 seconds...

When Greg LeMond beat Laurent Fignon by 8 seconds in that infamous time trial with aero bars, Greg’s mechanics used a shim cut out of a Coke can. The night before, Greg went to check out the setup. ...
09-28-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,900
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Nope. Tubed - mount starting at valve stem...

Nope.

Tubed - mount starting at valve stem (least resistance), finish opposite valve stem.
removing tire - start opposite valve stem

Both ways put the least stress on the valve stem area of...
09-26-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,348
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Shouldn't this thread be moved to the 'Early...

Shouldn't this thread be moved to the 'Early Brifter Bikes - 7,8, and 9 speed subforum?

Which brings me to another question. I know there's no such thing as a brifter, but isn't there really no...
09-21-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,900
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Also remember to mount and dismount tubeless...

Also remember to mount and dismount tubeless tires opposite of tubed versions. When removing the tubeless tire, start at the valve stem, and when mounting the tire finish at the valve stem.
09-03-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,064
Posted By Rogerogeroge

The charging port as well as the indicator light...

The charging port as well as the indicator light are in the rear derailleur.
08-05-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,780
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Spinning a cadence of 90 in a 53x11 (with a 700c...

Spinning a cadence of 90 in a 53x11 (with a 700c wheel) is almost 35 mph. If your cadence is 120 then you're over 46 mph.

Even if you go with a 46 x 31 on front (a common GRX combo), then your...
08-04-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,780
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Do you realize that 12 speed cassettes for 1x...

Do you realize that 12 speed cassettes for 1x drivetrains comes with a 10T on back? That can give you a pretty high gear.
08-04-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By Rogerogeroge

yes, the headset has unique Austrian threads. ...

yes, the headset has unique Austrian threads.
velospace bike forums - AUSTRO DAIMLER Austrian headset. (http://velospace.org/forums/discussion/3126/austro-daimler-austrian-headset/)
08-03-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By Rogerogeroge

OP, what kind of riding do you do? When I was 15...

OP, what kind of riding do you do? When I was 15 to 50 years younger, 1/5 lb of rotating weight meant a lot to me, even though I was doing minimal racing and mostly Tues and Thurs World...
08-03-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Keep in mind that your frame most likely has...

Keep in mind that your frame most likely has AUSTRIAN threading. Not English, not Italian, and not even French. So research and be careful if you're replacing components. But I'd bet $100 that the...
08-03-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By Rogerogeroge

LOL, I don't think I've ever torqued a crank on a...

LOL, I don't think I've ever torqued a crank on a square taper BB.

Definitely looks like that arm should be further on the spindle. Don't ride it like that.
08-03-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,785
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Damn, I'm late to this thread. But in...

Damn, I'm late to this thread.

But in response, if you're on a motorcycle, you do not want to take your right hand off the throttle when negotiating a turn. Hence, signal with your left arm.
...
08-03-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,780
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I think you need to decide if you want a flatbar...

I think you need to decide if you want a flatbar or dropbar bike. You can call it gravel, or whatever you want. By 'fitness' bikes, that seems to be hybrid frames (same geo as the lower end ones)...
06-28-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,630
Posted By Rogerogeroge

And in case you all don't realize it, she beat...

And in case you all don't realize it, she beat all of the men.
06-24-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,519
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Another vote for “It’s fine, no worries”

Another vote for “It’s fine, no worries”
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