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06-15-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Litespeedlouie

I run mostly Dura 2 salmon pads and tend to...

I run mostly Dura 2 salmon pads and tend to replace them when the individual blocks wear down into one big one. I'm assuming the separate block design is there for a reason, such as water diversion.
06-14-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,495
Posted By masi61

I run a 3 x 9 Dura Ace 7700/7703 shifter setup...

I run a 3 x 9 Dura Ace 7700/7703 shifter setup with an Ultegra 6603 crankset & front derailleur and an Ultegra 6500 GS mid-cage rear derailleur.

I like the system a lot. Once set up properly, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 700
Posted By f4rrest

http://i.imgur.com/I2az2uE.jpg ...

http://i.imgur.com/I2az2uE.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/eT3CWOK.jpg
06-12-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,495
Posted By cyccommute

The XT probably won’t play well with an STI...

The XT probably won’t play well with an STI shifter. The pull ratios are different. You may be able to get it to work but it probably won’t work very well. For 9 speed and below, a rear derailer...
06-12-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,495
Posted By Bandera

Sure they have, it's where they sit and drink...

Sure they have, it's where they sit and drink warm draft PBR from happy hour priced pitchers while texting to the person on the next bar stool.

-Bandera
06-11-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,495
Posted By jlaw

I have Shimano Sora brifters (circa 2015 with the...

I have Shimano Sora brifters (circa 2015 with the red position indicator) and a triple crank. The bike started life with a 50-39-30 road crank and all worked fine. I changed the crank to a Deore...
06-11-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,495
Posted By Bandera

If Sheldon Brown used it then it is properly part...

If Sheldon Brown used it then it is properly part of the cycling lexicon except apparently for the Period Correct Grammar Police, an utterly irrelevant coterie of snobs and dilettantes much given to...
06-11-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,495
Posted By Nermal

When I hear percentages like that, I try to...

When I hear percentages like that, I try to remember that numbers like that are made up on the spot, 87.5% of the time.
06-11-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,495
Posted By ksryder

The only people who care whether you call them...

The only people who care whether you call them brifters or STIs or whatever are too busy saying incorrect things on BF to ever ride their bikes.
06-09-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,987
Posted By HTupolev

Depends on the ride, but there have been times...

Depends on the ride, but there have been times where I wanted a lot more than that.

The 305% range on my 70s Fuji was mostly adequate for yesterday's ride, since even though it was very long, it...
06-08-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,987
Posted By cyccommute

You may not need more but there are those of us...

You may not need more but there are those of us who not only wan’t more range but use it. I could probably struggle up hill in a 36” gear (42/32) but I like my knees and would like to keep them. ...
06-08-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By dedhed

Stainless and grease are cheap insurance for down...

Stainless and grease are cheap insurance for down the road.

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/675657-braze-rear-rack-broke-fixable.html
06-08-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By base2

FWIW: It's good practice to grease every nut,...

FWIW: It's good practice to grease every nut, every bolt, every threaded everything, every time.

Stainless fasteners are a bit pricier than not, but at a $ or 2, at a time it's a managable...
06-08-19, 01:36 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,987
Posted By Camilo

About the only personal knowledge I have is my...

About the only personal knowledge I have is my wife who is certainly not a bike nerd and just gets on the bike and rides. Now, I'm her mechanic so that's something (I know how to set them up... but...
06-07-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,826
Posted By UniChris

Er, well, don't store your gatorade powder...

Er, well, don't store your gatorade powder canister in the same pantry storage tub as the curry powder and stuff.

Just sayin'
06-07-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,987
Posted By Camilo

Having used and maintained both doubles and...

Having used and maintained both doubles and triples for over 40 years, I just have never understood this idea that triples are harder to adjust and/or use. It's never been the case for me. In fact,...
06-07-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,987
Posted By BobbyG

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-05-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,987
Posted By HTupolev

Because the front jumps are typically smaller on...

Because the front jumps are typically smaller on a triple, finding the intended "next" gear usually requires much less compensatory double-shifting. Sometimes, when I want a big shift, I'll even just...
06-05-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,987
Posted By cyccommute

So do you carry all the stuff to “match your...

So do you carry all the stuff to “match your gears to the terrain” if the terrain changes? Your method is okay if all you ever ride is on roads that you’ve been on before or if you ride laps around...
06-05-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,987
Posted By fietsbob

typically you use the middle of the triple a...

typically you use the middle of the triple a lot.. big ring offers a few gears higher , smallest a few gears lower

the outer ones overlap in gear ratio ranges with the middle ..
06-03-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By hazetguy

this book was strongly recommended to me: ART OF...

this book was strongly recommended to me: ART OF WHEELBUILDING: A BENCH REFERENCE FOR NEOPHYTES, PROS & WHEELAHOLICS, By Gerd Schraner.
the high price of the book has kept me from owning a physical...
05-26-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,894
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Someone around here clued me in to the correct...

Someone around here clued me in to the correct pronunciation some time ago: SAD-ul bag.
05-26-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,464
Posted By Bikerider007

One place you can get some good input or ideas...

One place you can get some good input or ideas would be on FB 24/26/29 BMX cruisers. Those guys do all kinds of set up's and the page owners also makes and sells custom CNC speaker mounts.
05-26-19, 03:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,559
Posted By djb

When one begins to pay more attention to small...

When one begins to pay more attention to small pressure changes in how handling and rider comfort are concerned, this is where a small light gauge really shines.

Going from too harsh pressure to...
05-18-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,003
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

3x9 is a little easier, IMO. 9speed road shifter...

3x9 is a little easier, IMO. 9speed road shifter and mtb rear derailleur are compatible. Still need road triple cranks and FD though.
05-18-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,003
Posted By Skipjacks

Bikes Direct has a lot of bikes with triple...

Bikes Direct has a lot of bikes with triple cranksets?!

Awesome! I'm going to go buy one because I love triple cranks! I could discuss the merits of them for hours!

In fact, we should.
05-18-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,003
Posted By MikeyMK

Because a granny ring weighs a few grams....

Because a granny ring weighs a few grams. Everything else is already in place. And for those of us who aren't carbon extremists, thinking we're in the Tour De France, (most people) having fifty...
05-18-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,003
Posted By fishboat

Adolescent, self centered troll..and a bit of a...

Adolescent, self centered troll..and a bit of a knob to boot.

They stock what sells within their market niche. If you don't like what they offer..go somewhere else...in fact..be a man..break out...
05-17-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,003
Posted By shelbyfv

Since BD tends to "cater to beginners" it...

Since BD tends to "cater to beginners" it shouldn't surprise you. I won't mention the value of triples to touring cyclists and competent mechanics who have never had issues with them.
05-17-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,003
Posted By tyrion

Triple cranks are a cost effective way to get...

Triple cranks are a cost effective way to get wide gear range.
05-17-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,003
Posted By brianmcg123

Because triples rule.

Because triples rule.
05-17-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,003
Posted By livedarklions

Here's a totally wild guess--they offer a lot of...

Here's a totally wild guess--they offer a lot of triples because people buy a lot of triples.

Since we can't discuss the merits of triples, guess that about covers the entire topic, right?
05-05-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,987
Posted By MRT2

My bike is now 7 years old, and has a 3 x 9...

My bike is now 7 years old, and has a 3 x 9 setup. 12 - 27 cassette, and 48 - 36 - 26 tooth chainrings. I have used this setup so long that for me, shifting is completely intuitive. On a lot of...
05-05-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,987
Posted By 79pmooney

True, My 9-speed triple running a 12, 14-19, 21,...

True, My 9-speed triple running a 12, 14-19, 21, 23 X 53, 42, 28 is a total waste. Having all the gears I could ever want for climbing with never a gap bigger that 2 teeth in back is so pointless....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 25,320
Posted By mstateglfr

Of all the cyclists I know, I am really not sure...

Of all the cyclists I know, I am really not sure if I know anyone who decides to go for a ride in the rain. Obviously rain can start when you are already out on a ride, but even then, the % of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 25,320
Posted By Lemond1985

"You may find yourself aboard a 12 speed carbon...

"You may find yourself aboard a 12 speed carbon fiber bike with electronic shifting and disc brakes
You may find yourself in a beautiful house with a beautiful wife
You may ask yourself, well, how...
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