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Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,182
Posted By seypat

That was a smooth segue! :D

That was a smooth segue! :D
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,182
Posted By Bob Ross

Most of my cycling friends who are fans of...

Most of my cycling friends who are fans of mid-ride re-application* use small plastic screw-top containers (like the ones that folks store their contact lenses in) which they refill at home from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,182
Posted By Bob Ross

I'm a big fan of AstroGlide ...oh, wait,...

I'm a big fan of AstroGlide

...oh, wait, wrong forum.
06-16-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7,012
Views: 508,789
Posted By revchuck

I've had four shots (Moderna) and had what was...

I've had four shots (Moderna) and had what was probably Delta last August, and still got Covid again a couple of weeks ago. The first time was like a really bad flu and I was in bed for a week and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, I realize that, but isn't it somewhat...

Yeah, I realize that, but isn't it somewhat likely that a materials company like Swisstop (Borflex Rex) would also be leaned on by the likes of SRAM for disc brake pads given the preexisting...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,182
Posted By N2deep

Big fan of the chamois creme, I use the small...

Big fan of the chamois creme, I use the small packs when I can find them or use the small disposable contact lens cases/holders if traveling for a couple of days. A case of the lens holders are $5.00...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,455
Posted By Racing Dan

The real danger is when this garbage gets in...

The real danger is when this garbage gets in general circulation and eventually enters the 2nd hand market. Someone not knowing to look for a hook or even knowing "normal" rims has hooks, will mount...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,455
Posted By Trakhak

One of the delights of reading the Talkbass forum...

One of the delights of reading the Talkbass forum is seeing guys who have picked up odds and ends of electronics knowledge picking fights with people with vastly greater experience. It's amazing how...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,455
Posted By seypat

After thinking about it a bit, it appears the rim...

After thinking about it a bit, it appears the rim companies are trying to shift the safety responsibilities to the tire manufacturers, the wheel makers and the end users themselves.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,455
Posted By seypat

I care. You are a professional in the industry,...

I care. You are a professional in the industry, with no real benefit from being on one side/the other side of the issue. The only stand I see you taking is the need for a safe product with real...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,455
Posted By Mojo31

Is this thread about hookers and blow?

Is this thread about hookers and blow?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,455
Posted By WhyFi

H+Son sell quite a few hard anodized rims. The...

H+Son sell quite a few hard anodized rims. The last set of rim brake wheels that I built up were Archetypes. Good rims. I mean, the brake track looked a bit ass after the first wet, gritty ride, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,455
Posted By himespau

Holy crap, as a rim brake person (more because I...

Holy crap, as a rim brake person (more because I like vintage frames than I give a rip about where the caliper is, it never occurred to me what hanging a bike upside down for a long time would do to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 663
Posted By WhyFi

It's unfortunate that the question of "why am I...

It's unfortunate that the question of "why am I wasting my time with a temporary and inadequate fix?" never sprang to mind.

It obviously needs more than a spoke. Get a new rim and new spokes and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,593
Posted By Polaris OBark

I'm amazed how polite the drivers are there.

I'm amazed how polite the drivers are there.
05-23-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7,012
Views: 508,789
Posted By topflightpro

Point No. 3 crossed my mind too when reading the...

Point No. 3 crossed my mind too when reading the stories of the weekend. He seems like a real POS.
05-21-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7,012
Views: 508,789
Posted By Flatballer

​​​​​​ For point 4, this is true of basically...

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For point 4, this is true of basically all professional athletes, and doubly true of individual sports, and triple true of sports where you have to enjoy suffering in order to be good.

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,593
Posted By WhyFi

At this point, third-wave coffee is like craft...

At this point, third-wave coffee is like craft brewing - you have to be in a po-dunk town to not have a decent roaster and/or coffee shop. And if you're a DIY kind of person, it doesn't matter where...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 885
Posted By Darth Lefty

1x (runs away giggling)

1x

(runs away giggling)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,593
Posted By WhyFi

Ahem. :notamused: ...

Ahem. :notamused:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/565x749/archie_a8f1e3a83cd3c1083d34e9cb2764ab31993fb5ce.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,593
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​After seeing this, I keep misreading my own...

​​​​​​After seeing this, I keep misreading my own title as "Viagra radar..."
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By veganbikes

Things take time these days, if you haven't...

Things take time these days, if you haven't figured that out I kind of wish I had that rock as well it would be nice to step away from the craziness for a while. Glad you got your stuff but patience...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,568
Posted By Kapusta

Reminds of a line in a movie about a restaurant: ...

Reminds of a line in a movie about a restaurant:

"The food is just awful"
"Then why do you keep going there?"
"The portions are so big!"
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,726
Posted By GhostRider62

This isn't a tolerance stack-up between the rim...

This isn't a tolerance stack-up between the rim and tire diameter question, the question is how much "stretch" is acceptable on a tubeless tire whether on a hookless or crochet style hooked rim. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,726
Posted By tomato coupe

Worthwhile Nerd Alert podcast (Mar 22, 2022): ...

Worthwhile Nerd Alert podcast (Mar 22, 2022):

https://cyclingtips.com/2022/03/nerd-alert-podcast-confused-about-tubeless-and-tire-pressures-youre-not-alone/

About 9:35 into the podcast, from...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,726
Posted By Racing Dan

Claiming hookless is "better" is simply a scam...

Claiming hookless is "better" is simply a scam and a step backwards. 99,99% of all tyres are designed with a hook in mind. They may work on a hookless rim, if you keep the pressure down*, but there...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,726
Posted By merlinextraligh

Also, being a defense lawyer, I may not be very...

Also, being a defense lawyer, I may not be very sympathetic to plaintiffs, but who files a law suit over what essentially appears to be some road rash?

Any tire can blow out and lead to a fall,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,813
Posted By WhyFi

If you're primarily after a more supple ride and...

If you're primarily after a more supple ride and lower pressures, the first thing I'd do is lower your pressure - you're running a little high for 28s and your weight, IMO. Start there, then...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By datlas

Snarky comments? In this place?? ...

Snarky comments? In this place??

Inconceivable.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,088
Posted By datlas

There are some times I have seen thrown around as...

There are some times I have seen thrown around as goals/benchmarks, but they are really dependent on terrain and group vs solo. So PLEASE take this with a grain of salt...

The two I think of are:...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,394
Posted By SoSmellyAir

No, this means that you can eventually break in...

No, this means that you can eventually break in your endurance road bike so that it would be compliant enough for light gravel use.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,875
Posted By GhostRider62

To get yelled at.

To get yelled at.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,875
Posted By GhostRider62

Pretend you flatted. Raise your hand and act all...

Pretend you flatted. Raise your hand and act all pissed off.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,875
Posted By mstateglfr

I have never needed to exit a paceline. Of...

I have never needed to exit a paceline. Of course all my paceline riding is done shirtless and helmetless while drinking a fifth of vodka during charity rides that I didnt pay to participate in, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,420
Posted By himespau

I think there were a few of the yellow ones a the...

I think there were a few of the yellow ones a the very end of the run that could detect Ant+ (could be wrong, it might be that they were just mislabeled by the sellers or I misread the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By caloso

Into the bin.

Into the bin.
03-05-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7,012
Views: 508,789
Posted By bampilot06

Didnt stay home, nor did I get dropped, nor did I...

Didnt stay home, nor did I get dropped, nor did I crash. Finished 20 out of 87. Officially hooked.
03-04-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7,012
Views: 508,789
Posted By himespau

If you want to be really safe, drope the hamer!!!...

If you want to be really safe, drope the hamer!!! Use your massive guads to dial up 400W and ride off the front...or something something 41 something baby bolts something.


Editted because I...
03-04-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7,012
Views: 508,789
Posted By Flatballer

So if his main goal is to not crash, then he...

So if his main goal is to not crash, then he SHOULD get dropped.

Or just stay home.
03-02-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7,012
Views: 508,789
Posted By topflightpro

I had a dream last night that while chatting with...

I had a dream last night that while chatting with some folks, someone decided to take my track bike for a spin, without asking. But because they were smaller than me, they put on a shorter stem,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,048
Posted By merlinextraligh

Show me one pro tour mechanic that balances his...

Show me one pro tour mechanic that balances his or her riderís wheels. Youíre obsessing over something that just doesnít matter.
02-25-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7,012
Views: 508,789
Posted By carpediemracing

re: kids, Junior has zero interest in riding a...

re: kids, Junior has zero interest in riding a bike right now. He rode each of his bikes about 20 minutes, most of it while in the shop. Thing is that he seems to know what he wants and what he...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By indyfabz

Try riding with cold rain blowing at you all day...

Try riding with cold rain blowing at you all day for three straight days.

Just donít use the circulars to line your leg warmers.

...
02-22-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7,012
Views: 508,789
Posted By caloso

I'm not sure where my kid falls. I'd been...

I'm not sure where my kid falls. I'd been dragging him to races since he was little, and he was always game, but never super in to it. He was doing pretty well with soccer up till high school. He...
02-21-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7,012
Views: 508,789
Posted By hubcyclist

I got my son a road bike in spring 2020, he asked...

I got my son a road bike in spring 2020, he asked for it, but after a couple of weeks the excitement wore off and basically gave it up the entire summer. He doesn't play sports and playing with other...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,048
Posted By tomato coupe

Do you balance (not true) your wheels? No.

Do you balance (not true) your wheels?

No.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,048
Posted By rm -rf

It's pretty noticeable when spinning on the bike...

It's pretty noticeable when spinning on the bike stand. Not noticeable on the road.

I did feel a slight vibration on a newly paved, glass smooth road, downhill over 30 mph. Even then, a really...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,643
Posted By ericcox

I can't believe I just read this whole thread and...

I can't believe I just read this whole thread and am going to talk about saving time...

15-20 years ago I had much less disposable income and obsessed about finding good deals. The internet was...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,643
Posted By urbanknight

I just meant that they are packaged and shipped...

I just meant that they are packaged and shipped the same way, with pretty much the same parts already attached, and the actual amount of adjustment being the luck of the draw. I have assembled two...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,643
Posted By Troul

Until the times of having to have the work done...

Until the times of having to have the work done over & over, out of your pocket. Knowing when & where to put the effort to do the research drastically reduces analysis paralysis.
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