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08-07-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,447
Posted By lasauge

Rivnuts are perfectly fine, that's how bottle...

Rivnuts are perfectly fine, that's how bottle cage mounts get added to modern production bikes. Yes, you can spin them loose if you over-torque the bottle cage bolts - but that's not a problem easily...
08-07-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 729
Posted By c_m_shooter

Aim for the squirrel and you will never hit one. ...

Aim for the squirrel and you will never hit one. If you try to avoid it, there is a 50 percent chance it jumps into your line travel.
08-06-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By beng1

90rpm is an average pedal rpm for riders who...

90rpm is an average pedal rpm for riders who train for speed or who are in a race. I am 60 years old and train at that pedal rpm often, but I am going between 19 and 20mph. If your average speeds are...
08-04-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,590
Posted By tomato coupe

TL;DR It was a sucker bet -- no one wins...

TL;DR


It was a sucker bet -- no one wins when you post.
08-04-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 471
Posted By Andy_K

I appreciate this input, as well as that from...

I appreciate this input, as well as that from Clang and smd4. I fully understand the importance of fit. They looked at several bikes and she took a liking to this one. I told the mom to buy it with...
08-04-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 471
Posted By icemilkcoffee

That would have to be a very long legged 5'1"...

That would have to be a very long legged 5'1" person to go on a 52cm frame. I bought 650c wheeled bikes for my sons who were around that height. I think a 650c wheel bike is best for people that...
08-04-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By beng1

With a 46/11 high gear ratio, at 90rpm pedal...

With a 46/11 high gear ratio, at 90rpm pedal cadence with a 27" tire diameter, you are going 30mph, not fast enough???
08-04-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 471
Posted By smd4

I agree with Clang. See what she wants out of a...

I agree with Clang. See what she wants out of a bike. Don't try to foist what you believe is comfortable or trendy onto her, but explain to her what the options are, and the benefits/drawbacks of...
08-04-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 471
Posted By Clang

Start simple and see if she likes riding it in...

Start simple and see if she likes riding it in its close-to-stock configuration. Heck- see if she can even straddle the TT.

You got this Shogun for a good price, but trying to turn it from...
08-03-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1986) CANNONDALE ST400

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08-02-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 860
Posted By USAZorro

How is this C & V?

How is this C & V?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 480
Posted By Bob Ross

LOL. When ^^^that video first came out I asked...

LOL. When ^^^that video first came out I asked NFS owner Josh Simonds "Hey, what's the deal, I thought you recommended 12 drops?" and he said something to the effect of "if I thought everyone could...
08-02-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,936
Posted By cxwrench

You may build wheels but I think you're confused...

You may build wheels but I think you're confused when it comes to the physics involved. And you have some rather odd opinions. 'Fake butted'? High flange hubs are laterally stiff, not radially. At...
Forum: Foo
08-01-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Back story on New Yorker Cover

Interesting article about how the artist developed this week's cover for the New Yorker at: Cover Story (https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cover-story/cover-story-2022-08-08)
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08-01-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,924
Posted By 63rickert

Nope. The term 'Q' was created by Grant Peterson...

Nope. The term 'Q' was created by Grant Peterson in early 90s during his stint as sales manager for Bridgestone USA. Before that it was called 'tread' and while a few were aware of the factor not...
07-31-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 588
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Actually it is more among the non pros that wheel...

Actually it is more among the non pros that wheel overlapping, and the risk of that point rearward QR lever acting as a hook or latch, that is likely the greater concern. Any one who hasn't ridden up...
07-30-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 544
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Back in the day, before I worked in bike shops, I...

Back in the day, before I worked in bike shops, I used a flat file as a SunTour Perfect FW remover. Removed the file handle, slid the tang into where the axle had been and engaged the FW's slots with...
07-30-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By SpeedofLite

Frames and Framebuilding (1986) TREK Bicycle Corporation

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,121
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I do enjoy it but...empty wallet? Far from it. I...

I do enjoy it but...empty wallet? Far from it. I have zero debt. I own my home outright - in one of the World's most beautiful and sought-after beach-holiday locations. I'm pretty much retired, I...
07-28-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By SpeedofLite

Frames and Framebuilding (1986) SCHWINN Bicycle Company

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07-28-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 809
Posted By smd4

The first piece of advice in any of the bike...

The first piece of advice in any of the bike books from the 70s/80s was, “don’t inflate your tires at the gas station.”
07-28-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,936
Posted By Germany_chris

I'll throw out my generalizations Your saddle,...

I'll throw out my generalizations
Your saddle, tires and their pressure, and bar tape/grips influence your ride more than your iconic classic steel frame or carbon wünderframe.
I'm also going to go...
07-28-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,489
Posted By 79pmooney

Average Tour speeds are very driven by how hard...

Average Tour speeds are very driven by how hard the race is ridden. Long ago, the flat long stages were rolling club rides. Riders stopped in villages to raid stores for food and drinks, then catch...
07-27-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,936
Posted By Eric F

You're. :lol::p

You're.

:lol::p
07-27-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,590
Posted By terrymorse

The repeated notion that pros don't care about...

The repeated notion that pros don't care about wind drag in a road race, because they're comfortably tucked into the peloton is, of course, ridiculous.

In a road race, every rider spends...
07-27-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,590
Posted By smd4

It's apparent that you have never worked in a...

It's apparent that you have never worked in a bike shop in any capacity. I worked in one (actually, several) for 10 years. I assure you, you have no idea nor understanding about what you are talking...
07-27-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,590
Posted By livedarklions

Your response to being called out for propagating...

Your response to being called out for propagating bs is just to reiterate the same bs in more words. This "if it works for me, it will work for everyone" is the mantra of all sorts of charlatans and...
07-26-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1992) YANKEE Radial Gear

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07-26-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,590
Posted By GhostRider62

Anyone like me who enjoys reading wind tunnel...

Anyone like me who enjoys reading wind tunnel reports and all the tests done to minimize airflow realizes any particular approach may or may not work for a given rider or the bike on test, rendering...
07-26-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,590
Posted By AlgarveCycling

The penny hasn't dropped for the good Prof yet....

The penny hasn't dropped for the good Prof yet. ;)

It's 100F here and I'm about to jump in my pool - cycling training done earlier - but I'll write a long response because I'm bored. So please...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,775
Posted By burnthesheep

Fishermen and cyclists both embellish to their...

Fishermen and cyclists both embellish to their advantage.

Period.

It takes probably 260+ to do 24 mph pan flat alone on a road bike. If thats their z2 I smell BS. As that puts your hour power...
07-25-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,012
Posted By WhyFi

Sure, let me do the math for you: 1 minute...

Sure, let me do the math for you:

1 minute of hard work up a 6% grade = 1 minute of hard work on a flat grade.
1 minute of easy effort up a 6% grade = 1 minute of easy effort on a flat grade.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 757
Posted By terrymorse

And here I used to think that mounting tubulars...

And here I used to think that mounting tubulars was too much of a hassle.
07-25-22, 02:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,718
Posted By martl

Has no one mentioned the famous "magnificent 7"...

Has no one mentioned the famous "magnificent 7" (https://www.habcycles.com/m7.html) (Mondonico) blind test yet? IIRC, the Aelle straight gauge frame got positive reviews, some riders preferred it...
07-23-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,590
Posted By Koyote

I can't believe that some of you are wasting time...

I can't believe that some of you are wasting time on this doofus.
07-23-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,820
Posted By Polaris OBark

You deserve better... This bike wasn't so...

You deserve better...

This bike wasn't so great in its day. This particular one hasn't aged well.
07-20-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,537
Posted By cyccommute

That may be true for the cup but cones are often...

That may be true for the cup but cones are often easily damaged and frequently need replacement…and at a far faster rate than cartridge bearing hubs. Given Shimano’s predereliction towards planned...
07-19-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,936
Posted By Eric F

I'm sorry that happened to you, and your friend. ...

I'm sorry that happened to you, and your friend. All frame materials break. All of them. Sometimes at really bad moments.

Meanwhile, this 23yo CF MTB has continued to serve me just fine......
07-19-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 6,770
Posted By Koyote

I've been riding bikes for about 55 years, and...

I've been riding bikes for about 55 years, and riding seriously (and sometimes not so seriously :)) for about twenty years, and have crashed several times. None of my crashes have been caused by the...
07-19-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 6,770
Posted By livedarklions

Oh, God, not the countersteering bit again!

Oh, God, not the countersteering bit again!
07-19-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,936
Posted By cxwrench

He's right, you know.

He's right, you know.
07-19-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,936
Posted By terrymorse

Fiddling with rims and spoke count won't help...

Fiddling with rims and spoke count won't help with comfort. Compared to tires, deflection of even the lowest profile rim is insignificant.

Measured radial compliance of a typical wheel rim is...
07-19-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,936
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Perhaps we can merge this thread with "What's the...

Perhaps we can merge this thread with "What's the dumbest thing another bicyclist has told you?". These nostalgic material evangelists usually have TDS (Titanium Derangement Syndrome) or SDS (Steel...
07-19-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,936
Posted By terrymorse

Myth and lore, basic tools of marketing, wins out...

Myth and lore, basic tools of marketing, wins out against basic science.

Not surprised in the least.


It is as though bicyclists have a different natural world, where the technical laws are...
07-19-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,936
Posted By smd4

I think most high-quality bells are actually...

I think most high-quality bells are actually bronze, or even brass.

But I do agree with your basic premise--the prevailing wisdom always has been that aluminum dampens road vibration.
07-18-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,254
Posted By shelbyfv

We should have a pool, poll or contest as to how...

We should have a pool, poll or contest as to how this one plays out. "Disappeared" w/o explanation or apology, excused and protected until he tires of it, or an honest "yep, he slipped in but we did...
07-18-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,474
Posted By Charliekeet

It's no problem to have a raw aluminum frame,...

It's no problem to have a raw aluminum frame, even a DIY one. I have an '85 Cannondale that I stripped & finished using the techniques described here by Charlie Cunningham, who knows way more about...
07-17-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,755
Posted By mschwett

personally, i ride for a fixed amount of time,...

personally, i ride for a fixed amount of time, not distance or calories or watts. time is the constraint, always. my average output is very consistently 200w +/- 10% whether i ride for 2 hours or 6,...
07-16-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,755
Posted By njkayaker

The bike weight isn’t the complete story. But...

The bike weight isn’t the complete story. But people keep trying to make it the compete story. Why?
07-15-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,755
Posted By genejockey

I've determined, using the solid common sense of...

I've determined, using the solid common sense of this argument, that I was a fool to lose 30 lbs back in 2020, because I'd be getting much better workout if I were fatter.
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