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06-22-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By csport

need help assessing fork damage

Hi

I was changing the stem/handlebars for a friend with the front wheel absent from aluminum fork. I placed for dropouts on a wooden box approximately 1' high. Accidentally the fork slipped and...
06-21-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,408
Posted By csport

I have the same tires. One of the tubes I run is...

I have the same tires. One of the tubes I run is Bontrager:...
06-17-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,410
Posted By csport

Velomine has many good budget wheels, even less...

Velomine has many good budget wheels, even less than $300: 29er Wheelsets Velomine.com : Worldwide Bicycle Shop, fixed gear track bike wheelsets campagnolo super record vintage bike...
06-17-19, 12:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,522
Posted By csport

Totally agree, the price of Torino is adequate. ...

Totally agree, the price of Torino is adequate.

My first good bike was Bianchi. I had lived in a town where the shop had Bianchi years before I got that bike. When I decided to get a good bike it...
06-16-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,410
Posted By csport

Need more info regarding what "good" means to...

Need more info regarding what "good" means to you. Stronger wheels? Lighter wheels? What is the budget? Disk of rim brakes? Quick release of thru axle? (Probably QR). Are you looking to run tubeless?
06-09-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 76,249
Posted By csport

50 miles, 1300' elevation gain according to the...

50 miles, 1300' elevation gain according to the computer. Took a train to Brewster, NY and rode back to Van Cortlandt park.
06-03-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,162
Posted By csport

Another vote for Paselas, 300# rider.

Another vote for Paselas, 300# rider.
06-03-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,812
Posted By csport

Another DCD here. Mine is built with drops and...

Another DCD here. Mine is built with drops and 3x9:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1108x601/dc_2a6cde4e19985d19f899f558027ae911cc8ddf07.png

Double Cross Disc 2017
05-31-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,052
Posted By csport

Frame spacing:...

Frame spacing: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html
Forum: Introductions
05-31-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,295
Posted By csport

Welcome to the forums! Steel is real. :speedy:

Welcome to the forums! Steel is real. :speedy:
05-31-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,052
Posted By csport

We have to accept that the wheels on dept. store...

We have to accept that the wheels on dept. store bikes are no match for riders like us. 60psi looks good, I use something in that range as well.

The 700x25 wheel you linked will not work since it...
05-31-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,052
Posted By csport

Some reading on tire/rim sizing:...

Some reading on tire/rim sizing: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html#isoetrto

The wheels are the right size. Do you have quick release or bolt-on wheels?

Outer width of the wheels you...
05-26-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,169
Posted By csport

This one: konaworld...

This one: konaworld (http://2010.konaworld.com/bike.cfm?content=dewdeluxe) ?

Essentially you want a rigid hybrid, which is not too upright: Trek FX, Cannondale Quick, Giant Escape/Fastroad,...
Forum: Northeast
05-21-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,201
Posted By csport

I also come from that side, I take the 4 train to...

I also come from that side, I take the 4 train to Mosholu Pkwy Station and start there. In this video the rider takes the OCA route around 6:10: https://youtu.be/m0ihZ8IbmNs?t=370
Does not look that...
Forum: Northeast
05-21-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,201
Posted By csport

What about the OCA route, East of Mosholu...

What about the OCA route, East of Mosholu Parkway? NYCC OCA route goes this way: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25327095 Then there is a short stretch on Yonkers Avenue, and one can walk up the...
05-16-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By csport

Up to 9 speed Shimano had the same pull ratio...

Up to 9 speed Shimano had the same pull ratio (IIRC except for some old Dura-Ace) for all RDs. Your parts should work together.

Starting from 10s things change: old 10s Tiagra has the same pull...
05-09-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By csport

I run a 9s Deore M590 crankset with 48-36-22 for...

I run a 9s Deore M590 crankset with 48-36-22 for the same reason. It works fine for me. Specific Sheldon Brown's page on FD: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/front-derailers.html He says that...
03-06-19, 12:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,798
Posted By csport

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/biopace.html ​​​​​

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/biopace.html
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02-19-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,773
Posted By csport

1) Good steel bike. Dedicated touring bikes are...

1) Good steel bike. Dedicated touring bikes are made tankish on purpose -- LHT, AWOL etc. Gravel bikes are less stiff. Surly bikes in general are overbuilt and more tankish. If you tour with a full...
02-18-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,297
Posted By csport

I looked at Jamis some time ago, I wish they made...

I looked at Jamis some time ago, I wish they made a Coda with a chromoly fork and disc brakes.
Stupid marketing...

The listed specs for the frames are
Coda Sport:
Coda Comp:
They are...
Forum: Foo
02-18-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By csport

The request for "secure" distribution is a bit...

The request for "secure" distribution is a bit ill-defined IMO. When speaking of security, you need to think of a threat model. For example, a bulletproof vest will protect a police officer on duty....
02-17-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,823
Posted By csport

Am I too late to this thread. If you do not need...

Am I too late to this thread. If you do not need the map or GPS in general, Sigma 23.16 will do: https://www.sigmasport.com/en/produkte/fahrrad-computer/wireless/wireless/bc2316sts It will record...
Forum: Foo
02-15-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,828
Posted By csport

Homebuilt PC: Sabertooth X79 motherboard,...

Homebuilt PC: Sabertooth X79 motherboard, i7-4930K, 48G RAM, 2xGTX 660 SLI. Antec 902 case with cutout side panel and bolted on FrozenCPU window kit. Some lights. Crazy, I know. Running Arch as the...
02-12-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By csport

What about Sunrace SL-M10: SunRace | SLM10...

What about Sunrace SL-M10: SunRace | SLM10 (http://www.sunrace.com/en/products/detail/slm10)
Not the prettiest, can be had for $10 a pair. I run one for the front (triple). It gets the job done.
...
02-09-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7,403
Views: 2,167,512
Posted By csport

[/left] Why sorry? Great bike! Nice color,...

[/left]
Why sorry? Great bike! Nice color, steel, Bianchi -- super cool :thumb:
02-08-19, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,607
Posted By csport

Oops, sorry for misinformation :innocent: Did not...

Oops, sorry for misinformation :innocent: Did not know it was a non-standard size.
02-08-19, 01:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By csport

I run TRP Spyres on DCD with post mount to IS...

I run TRP Spyres on DCD with post mount to IS adaptors. You can use the same calipers and rotors for the front and back, but you will need adaptors of different size. If I remember correctly, the...
02-05-19, 02:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,607
Posted By csport

Axiom makes a seat collar with rack eyelets:...

Axiom makes a seat collar with rack eyelets: https://www.axiomgear.com/products/racks/accessories/trekk-seat-collar/
02-02-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,406
Posted By csport

You do not need a fat bike. Regular bike with...

You do not need a fat bike. Regular bike with reasonably wide tires will do, and it will roll faster than the fat bike. You can get some gravel (if you want drop bars) or hybrid (flat bar -- like...
01-30-19, 12:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,029
Posted By csport

Two years ago I started riding clipless and never...

Two years ago I started riding clipless and never had a problem, no falls so far (one close call when I lost speed on a short uphill).
I have only tried Shimano 2-bolt (MTB) cleats/pedals. I have...
01-29-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By csport

I did GAP and C&O in 2017 on a 26" bike with...

I did GAP and C&O in 2017 on a 26" bike with 26x2.0" Marathon Plus Tours which I inflated to 60-65 psi (I am a heavy rider at 300#). There are some rough regions on the C&O towpath, and the bike...
01-16-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,916
Posted By csport

I came across two reviews of Brooks Cambium by a...

I came across two reviews of Brooks Cambium by a guy who says he has 105-110 mm sit bone width:
https://www.foldingtales.com/home/2017/3/1/brooks-cambium-c15-carved-saddle-review...
12-27-18, 05:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,916
Posted By csport

Can I ask you how Liberator Y and Toupe compare...

Can I ask you how Liberator Y and Toupe compare to the stock saddle (which is a WTB Volt with Tommaso logo according to their specs) in terms of hardness? Then I will have and idea of how hard WTB...
Forum: Introductions
12-27-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By csport

Welcome! Never raced. Majored in Physics....

Welcome!


Never raced. Majored in Physics. :beer: Taught undergrads when I was in the graduate school. Doing bioinformatics now.
12-25-18, 03:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,916
Posted By csport

I have a very similar setup: semi-upright riding,...

I have a very similar setup: semi-upright riding, just under 300, sit bone width is 130 mm (measured using both cardboard and Specialized tool). I have a wide (150mm) WTB Rocket, did GAP and C&O on...
11-07-18, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,203
Posted By csport

This is true. Probably. There are too many...

This is true.

Probably. There are too many unknowns: women's model can mean a step-through frame or women specific geometry (e.g., shorter reach). And so on.
As Bob said, mainstream hybrids are...
11-07-18, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,140
Posted By csport

If you want to get Double Cross Disc, get it....

If you want to get Double Cross Disc, get it. Very good frame. Never regretted getting mine. I had similar reasons: no unneeded functionality (sliding dropouts, split seatstays etc.) and thinner...
11-06-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,203
Posted By csport

Bianchi has 3x8 drivetrain, aluminum fork and...

Bianchi has 3x8 drivetrain, aluminum fork and mechanical disc brakes. Quick 1 is 2x11, it has carbon fork and hydarulic disc brakes. Definitely an upgrade.

All good (bike shop, not Walmart) brands...
11-05-18, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,203
Posted By csport

Both bikes are "performance hybrids" or "flat bar...

Both bikes are "performance hybrids" or "flat bar road bikes". What year is your Bianchi? What exact model (c-sport 1, 2, ...)? I would not get the Qucik 1 myself unless I were going to sell...
11-02-18, 01:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 486
Posted By csport

OK, I think I was wrong in post #16...

OK, I think I was wrong in post #16 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=16) when I said that Jan Heine's calculator gives 80 psi. I did some extrapolation, and now I...
11-01-18, 10:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 486
Posted By csport

JoeTBM, no it was a new tire. I bought it last...

JoeTBM, no it was a new tire. I bought it last summer, and it destroyed itself in September.
Slightspeed, thanks, the bike has disk brakes, I did not say in the original post.

Mine had 300 miles....
10-31-18, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 486
Posted By csport

Did not say it right away, the bike has disc...

Did not say it right away, the bike has disc brakes. Now I recall that some leaves may have been caught in the frame rubbing on the tire for some time. Still, in this case it is more likely to rub...
10-31-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 486
Posted By csport

Why does a tire tear along the rim?

Hi

Appreciate any help finding out why a tire can rip along the rim. I was doing the C&O canal when the rear tire suddenly exploded with a shotgun sound. The sidewall was ripped parallel to the...
10-29-18, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By csport

Velomine has many QR wheels with 135mm rear...

Velomine has many QR wheels with 135mm rear suitable for rim brakes:
Silver Heavy Duty Velocity NoBS 700c 36h Hybrid Wheelset [14363] - $149.00 Velomine.com : Worldwide Bicycle Shop, fixed gear...
Forum: Northeast
10-27-18, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By csport

I have not done it, I usually take the...

I have not done it, I usually take the South/North County Trailways to Brewster. FWIW, NYCC has an ample "ride library" with lots of curated routes: https://nycc.org/cue-sheets, something may suit...
10-26-18, 05:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,644
Posted By csport

A degree in geology is useful for what he is...

A degree in geology is useful for what he is doing. He knows some mechanics and thermodynamics. He knows some statistical methods; e.g., they repeat experiments 3 times, and they do it correctly:...
10-25-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By csport

I like Sigma BC 23.16, it has wireless (not ANT...

I like Sigma BC 23.16, it has wireless (not ANT or Bluetooth though) speed, cadence and HR, altitude, no GPS. I picked it for $80 on sale, may not be worth it at full MSRP given that some GPS...
10-13-18, 10:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By csport

I am 6'1" and I had a 20" Trek 820. It was a bit...

I am 6'1" and I had a 20" Trek 820. It was a bit on the smaller side for me.
Vintage-trek site should have geometry charts for some years.
10-13-18, 10:07 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 16,172
Posted By csport

This is not passive aggressive I think. Passive...

This is not passive aggressive I think. Passive aggressive is agreeing on something and then sabotaging it. This is active aggressive. There is a saying in chess, ``a threat is stronger than its...
10-10-18, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By csport

You can also look at some drop bar bikes, for...

You can also look at some drop bar bikes, for example, Fuji Sportif: Fuji Bikes | Sportif 1.5 Disc (http://www.fujibikes.com/usa/bikes/road/endurance/sportif/sportif-1-5-disc)
It is 10s like FX4,...
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