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04-18-21, 02:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By TiHabanero

In the shop we have two Park stands, and at home...

In the shop we have two Park stands, and at home I have a Park as well. Can't kill these things unless seriously abused. As long as one keeps them tuned once in a while no dishing tool is needed. The...
04-17-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By Mad Honk

I use the newest version of the VAR stand and it...

I use the newest version of the VAR stand and it is accurate and easy to use. no cranks to hold the wheel in place just a lever to move the stand to the proper hub width. Adjusting crank for the...
04-17-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I picked up a used Park TS2 about 10 years ago. ...

I picked up a used Park TS2 about 10 years ago.
I downloaded the instructions from Park so I could "center" it and it's dead on. No dishing tool needed.
I initially started off with their TS8? I...
04-17-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The most important aspect of a truing stand...

The most important aspect of a truing stand (besides fitting the wheel/axle/rim radius) is solidity and repeatability. Everything else, IMO, are bells and whistles. The absolute best in this...
04-17-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By veganbikes

That is a fine truing stand. If you are looking...

That is a fine truing stand. If you are looking for the best, P&K Lie or Aivee would be top of the list but that is a fine truing stand which will give you loads of use.
03-07-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 998
Posted By Troul

The only thing a true cyclist becomes is...

The only thing a true cyclist becomes is financially broke. The cost of new bicycles, lubes, & new parts requires a good income!
03-05-21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,079
Posted By downhillmaster

OP asks for advice and then counters it all with...

OP asks for advice and then counters it all with good natured goofiness and the obligatory reference to Sheldon :rolleyes:
03-04-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,079
Posted By 79pmooney

Down tube shifters - they are kinda like...

Down tube shifters - they are kinda like shoelaces. Takes longer, you've gotta sit down to tie them, they take a little skill. But it can be learned by just about anybody and become so natural that...
03-04-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,079
Posted By 70sSanO

Yes, and bit is and probably the cheapest route...

Yes, and bit is and probably the cheapest route to go. Even if you just want to try them out. I think you have downtube shifter bosses, youíll probably need curved boss mounting stops. Just buy...
03-04-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,079
Posted By shelbyfv

I appreciate the simplicity but you do lose...

I appreciate the simplicity but you do lose functionality. Shifting while climbing is one situation I find uncomfortable. It's all slow motion compared to shifters on the bars. More of an issue in...
03-01-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By pdlamb

Proofide everything you can see on the B-17 that...

Proofide everything you can see on the B-17 that isn't metal. Yes, that includes the skived sides.
02-28-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By Rolla

I've never had a Brooks that didn't feel...

I've never had a Brooks that didn't feel perfectly comfortable after a dose of proofide and couple of rides; the Professional is probably the stiffest, but the B-17 is pretty supple right out of the...
02-24-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,867
Posted By Iride01

I'll always believe your ID and any medical info...

I'll always believe your ID and any medical info should be on your person. You and your bike may not wind up in the same place or even anywhere near when you have an accident. Same for my phone. I...
11-06-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,503
Posted By Milton Keynes

Hmm... I've never heard of Dunlop/Woods valves...

Hmm... I've never heard of Dunlop/Woods valves before. You learn something new every day.
11-06-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,503
Posted By mtb_addict

ok...i search internet and found the "sphagetti"...

ok...i search internet and found the "sphagetti" acts as air seal and one-way valve...clever design...

...
09-10-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By surak

Castelli, Assos, Sportful to name a few high end...

Castelli, Assos, Sportful to name a few high end brands. Plenty of others, like Pearl Izumi, also have their fans.
06-19-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,706
Posted By frogman

Sounds like you haven't broke in your Brooks...

Sounds like you haven't broke in your Brooks saddle yet. They are typically hard and uncomfortable at first but after broke in you love them, like a good pair of leather shoes. The saddle will...
06-19-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,706
Posted By cyccommute

This stuff works for me....

This stuff works for me. (https://www.chamoisbuttr.com/) Donít need much.
06-15-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,150
Posted By Charles Wahl

Here's the deal: 1. I ordered tires last...

Here's the deal:
1. I ordered tires last Wednesday AM; there was no notice on their website that there were any problems whatsoever related to the pandemic. I made an login at the same time as the...
06-12-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,119
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

you might want to store it in case the urge to...

you might want to store it in case the urge to ride returns, just saying
06-11-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,119
Posted By Retro Grouch

I went through that same process a year or so...

I went through that same process a year or so ago. I eventually donated all my stuff to a St Louis Co-op rather than haggle with somebody over the value of my life.
06-11-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,119
Posted By Troul

Once gave a fully disclosed condition lawn mower...

Once gave a fully disclosed condition lawn mower to someone once.... the person bad mouthed me behind my back saying I pawned off junk to them..
no good deed goes unpunished.
06-11-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,119
Posted By pdlamb

Is there an ebay broker near you (and if so, is...

Is there an ebay broker near you (and if so, is it open)? They'll take a cut, sure, but you'll get something for the lot with minimal hassle.

Of course, as soon as you dump everything, six months...
06-09-20, 03:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,090
Posted By Bassmanbob

I liked the video a lot. The only thing I have...

I liked the video a lot. The only thing I have is that I do like to encourage the use of helmets. I'd either be dead or brain dead without mine.
06-06-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,090
Posted By one4smoke

I appreciate what he's trying to do there, but...

I appreciate what he's trying to do there, but honestly I found it rather sappy. It's such a snowflake era we're living in now.
06-05-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,165
Posted By wolfchild

A bell is the best way for a cyclist to announce...

A bell is the best way for a cyclist to announce their approach, it is a something which most people are familiar with and understand....Personally I can't stand cyclists who yell "on your left" or...
06-05-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,165
Posted By MNebiker

Jingle bells???? Why not playing cards in the...

Jingle bells???? Why not playing cards in the spokes?

Our local trail rules are posted: Cyclists yield to pedestrians, announce that they are passing on the left. In several years of riding...
06-04-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,090
Posted By Troul

Until the weather can be fully controlled to...

Until the weather can be fully controlled to accommodate bicycling, it's a quick trend soon to pass here.
06-04-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,090
Posted By SurferCyclist

Every cyclist needs to watch this.

An excellent video from Phil Gaimon and I agree entirely with it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDMdcC63Z0s
05-31-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,443
Posted By Pratt

It often takes different lengths of time of for...

It often takes different lengths of time of for the shorts to break in different people's anatomy. Just keep riding, you'll adjust
05-31-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,443
Posted By skidder

I'm one of those folks who can't stand the shorts...

I'm one of those folks who can't stand the shorts with thick pads. If you want something with a thinner pad look into Aerotech Designs. Some of their models have a thin one (look at their 'Wild...
05-25-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,701
Posted By Dirt Farmer

The Retrogrouch...

The Retrogrouch (http://bikeretrogrouch.blogspot.com/)
05-25-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,701
Posted By eyemkeith

I remember enjoying his writing quite a lot. But...

I remember enjoying his writing quite a lot. But the recent stuff, I agree, isn't as interesting. He has written five books and kept that blog for about 100 years in Internet time. It's got to be...
05-24-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,701
Posted By wgscott

BikeSnob moved his blog. It is still there (at...

BikeSnob moved his blog. It is still there (at least as of last night).
https://bikesnobnyc.com

Jan Heine has a good one: https://www.renehersecycles.com/blog/
05-23-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,508
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Been into plenty of REIs None of them are a...

Been into plenty of REIs

None of them are a real bike store, it's just a big box chain store

Don't get fooled by the pretty fake rock decorations
05-23-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 987
Posted By cyccommute

Wolftooth Pack Pliers....

Wolftooth Pack Pliers. (https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/pack-pliers) They have storage for extra links and can be used a tire levers. A little expensive but a very good tool. There...
05-22-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,508
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

REI is basically Walmart but with fancy doors...

REI is basically Walmart but with fancy doors with ice hammers for handles
05-17-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Well, first of all there are two forms of...

Well, first of all there are two forms of glucosamine on the market: glucosamine sulfate and glucosamine hydrochloride. There are no studies of the hydrochloride form which show that it does...
05-17-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By Iride01

3) It is a type of carbohydrate. So you might...

3) It is a type of carbohydrate. So you might be just replenishing some of your expended energy stores.
05-16-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By indyfabz

You own a bike accessories business and have to...

You own a bike accessories business and have to ask?
05-11-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,517
Posted By hillyman

Somehow the peace sign seems out of place. And...

Somehow the peace sign seems out of place.
And sorry every bike rider in the US doesn't read BF. We here at BF are the best of the best
05-02-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 908
Posted By cpach

I'm a pro mechanic and I've never seen anything...

I'm a pro mechanic and I've never seen anything that didn't clean up with some iso and maybe scotchbrite or fine sandpaper. I'd use scotchbrite or fine sandpaper and get new pads.
04-21-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,900
Posted By rydabent

This is my approach too. I notice you said you...

This is my approach too. I notice you said you rode mainly in the center ring, and that is what I do. Since it is fairly level here in Lincoln, I pretty much stay in the center ring and just shift...
04-21-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,249
Posted By bitpuddle

Why do you feel compelled to explain things? Go...

Why do you feel compelled to explain things? Go ride a bicycle and enjoy yourself.
04-20-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 835
Posted By rogerm3d

sounds like a scam. If the bikes are new they...

sounds like a scam. If the bikes are new they will probably take your money and disappear. If the bike is used what you will get will be completely trashed (I've seen a lot or former soviet block...
04-20-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,900
Posted By 33yearslate

Maybe my next post will be about drafting...

Maybe my next post will be about drafting techniques in a race :lol:
04-20-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,900
Posted By Retro Grouch

Don't overthink this. You're already doing it...

Don't overthink this. You're already doing it exactly right. Riding a bicycle isn't nearly as complicated as some people would make you believe.

Think of your bike as having 3 different gear...
04-20-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,249
Posted By noobinsf

I don't really consider gearing efficiency to be...

I don't really consider gearing efficiency to be intuitive, especially when there are so many more gears available nowadays. Also, big name bike manufacturers using available cassettes to meet a...
04-20-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,900
Posted By 33yearslate

Does this mean that I should avoid 3rd gear on...

Does this mean that I should avoid 3rd gear on the left matched with 7th on the right? As well as 1st on the left and 1st on the right?
04-18-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,261
Posted By MRT2

OP makes it seem as if the Presta valve is some...

OP makes it seem as if the Presta valve is some new innovation. Hasn't it pretty much been standard for 25 or 30 years on better quality bikes? Anyhow, I have been using Presta on my bike for 8...
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