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09-27-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 712
Posted By HerrKaLeun

What exact model is that? (link?) I looked on...

What exact model is that? (link?) I looked on their horrible website, but didn't find that specific one.

My experience with buying a Motobecane Al fatbike:
- frame built by Kinesis and had...
09-26-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 712
Posted By cpach

The frame is likely made by a large manufacturer...

The frame is likely made by a large manufacturer that produces frames for us based, mainstream brands but I'm pretty sure that frame isn't produced by Giant (who build all of Trek's imported carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,437
Posted By mercator

I'm quite happy riding 23s pumped up to 105, but...

I'm quite happy riding 23s pumped up to 105, but maybe I don't have the same issues everyone else has.
There is a lot of nice fresh tarmac to ride where I live.
09-21-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,138
Views: 305,275
Posted By GlennR

I don't straddle a bike without a helmet on. ...

I don't straddle a bike without a helmet on.

I've seen more people fall getting on and off than when riding.
09-20-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 729
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'd use a new piece of housing for the RDER...

I'd use a new piece of housing for the RDER "loop".
09-17-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 782
Posted By big john

I stand on hills and flats to use different...

I stand on hills and flats to use different muscles but not for very long. I rode 10 miles across our valley with a local pro racer and he stood the entire time. I was pushing pretty hard to keep him...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,318
Posted By GlennR

What kinds of "stuff"? Seriously, if you're just...

What kinds of "stuff"? Seriously, if you're just riding and not commuting, what do you need to carry other than a spare tube and some tools?


I do 50+ miles rides and this is all i carry....
09-16-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By dsbrantjr

I prefer brass nipples myself.

I prefer brass nipples myself.
09-15-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By dsaul

There are very few tubeless rims made with fully...

There are very few tubeless rims made with fully sealed beds that don't require tape to seal them(some Shimano road rims are made this way). All of the DT Swiss tubeless rims, that I have used, have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,917
Posted By Psimet2001

*cough*

*cough*
09-10-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By cyccommute

If you are just replacing a damaged rim, you...

If you are just replacing a damaged rim, you should be okay. If you are planning on removing (or have already removed the spokes), start with new spokes.

To replace a rim without delacing, just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,761
Posted By datlas

I love to climb too. I am riding a Ti frame...

I love to climb too.

I am riding a Ti frame that weighs in around 19 pounds. I seem to have no problem out-climbing my friends who are on 16 pound wonder-bikes. I think a couple pounds is not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,023
Posted By Seattle Forrest

For the record, a fit person who doesn't run...

For the record, a fit person who doesn't run isn't capable of going out and running a marathon, and bonking isn't the limiting factor.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 813
Posted By Psimet2001

I need to up my prices. I usually only charge $10...

I need to up my prices. I usually only charge $10 including the spoke. $15 if their wheel is a disgusting mess.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,851
Posted By mercator

While all (or most) of the training advice given...

While all (or most) of the training advice given here is probably useful, one thing that should not be overlooked is the mental part of climbing. People who ride on the flats are used to being able...
08-18-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By dsbrantjr

Understand and follow these instructions. ...

Understand and follow these instructions. https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cables.html When trimming the final loop at the rear derailleur, I bend the housing to the approximate shape it will take...
07-31-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,488
Posted By Hondo Gravel

I’m not sure if could ride in a group because...

I’m not sure if could ride in a group because after 25 years of cycling I have always been a solo rider. I guess I ride to get away from people. Zoning out at my own pace and losing sense of time...
07-30-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,121
Posted By Steve B.

Disc brakes are nice as it’s easier to design a...

Disc brakes are nice as it’s easier to design a bike to have clearance for wide tires. On the flat, paved roads I ride, pretty much never in the rain, rim brakes work just as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,789
Posted By msu2001la

I'm not worried about losing my data, nor am I...

I'm not worried about losing my data, nor am I worried about losing access to Garmin's online services for a few days.These are mild inconveniences at best.

What worries me is who else might have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,889
Posted By caloso

If I'm going to go out for a long ride like that,...

If I'm going to go out for a long ride like that, I usually just point my bike in one direction, ride for 90-120 min and then turn around and ride home. I try not to overthink it. If I feel like...
05-01-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By pdlamb

About 10,000 miles on my first worn-out rear rim....

About 10,000 miles on my first worn-out rear rim. I replaced the front from that pair with a dyno wheel at about 22,000 miles, and its replacement is still doing fine at 40,000 or so. I'm probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By Redbullet

I've "been" there. However, after 1-2 rides you...

I've "been" there. However, after 1-2 rides you might come back to the old performance. And don't be surprised if, moving back the saddle after a longer time, you'll have again a short time and small...
03-26-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,417
Posted By kingston

Head to the suburbs for long rides. City bike...

Head to the suburbs for long rides. City bike paths are too crowded under normal circumstances anyway, and they're much worse now. They're not going to start arresting people for riding their bikes...
03-25-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,532
Posted By OldTryGuy

No restrictions for biking as it is encouraged...

No restrictions for biking as it is encouraged for exercising as of now.



Seems like drivers are now giving me MORE CLEARANCE as they pass.
03-02-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,836
Posted By sweeks

That has not been my experience. Also, a lot of...

That has not been my experience. Also, a lot of spokes cross other spokes, which can damp the vibrations.
The Park tensiometer is inexpensive and simple, but it gives an indication of tension which...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By Elvo

Your best bet is: Merlin for the R7020...

Your best bet is:

Merlin for the R7020 shifters/brakes - $250
Ebay for 7000 FD/RD - $50
Ebay for the crankset
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By noodle soup

Check Merlincycles.com first. They still have...

Check Merlincycles.com first. They still have good prices on Shimano to the US.

about $400 for 7000.
02-06-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 32,301
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Nope! 57 and no heart problem. For 20 years every...

Nope! 57 and no heart problem. For 20 years every doctor I have visited asks what I do because my heart is really strong.

When I was in real good shape, I could ride and climb and never feel my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,417
Posted By john m flores

When I ride with friends with less fitness, I...

When I ride with friends with less fitness, I tell myself that this is a social ride, not a training ride, and I ride accordingly. I'll also do things to even the odds and keep it interesting for me,...
10-20-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By cpach

Those use hex head internal nipples--I forget the...

Those use hex head internal nipples--I forget the size, but get https://www.parktool.com/product/3-way-internal-nipple-wrench-sw-15?category=Wheel%20%26%20Spo...
09-26-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,267
Posted By TiHabanero

Indoor riding about to start

58 degrees this morning. Windbreaker and tights were fine, however my knees were feeling it a few hours after the ride was over. The cool temps are having me think about setting up the rollers in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,876
Posted By mstateglfr

Even if the production costs of 105 and DA are...

Even if the production costs of 105 and DA are the same, the difference in weight and for a long time tech, allows DA to command a higher price.

I'll let you in on a general business secrect-...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,627
Posted By MKahrl

If you rarely use the smallest three cogs with a...

If you rarely use the smallest three cogs with a 50x34 you will use them even LESS often with a 52x36.

Spinning out a 50x11, presumably at 110 rpm, would leave you at 41 mph vs 43 mph with...
08-21-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 19,096
Posted By baldilocks

This is what I've noticed on my multi use path. ...

This is what I've noticed on my multi use path. Most cyclists call out on your left. The exception is casual cyclist that are having conversations with there riding buddies. The worst are dog...
08-18-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,738
Posted By momsonherbike

So sorry to hear the issue is cancer. I hope you...

So sorry to hear the issue is cancer. I hope you do kick it, and return to health asap. And hope your new bike helps get you there. :thumb:

PS - if you end up looking for a new saddle, you might...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 02:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,842
Posted By Ghazmh

Even after years and 10’s of thousands of miles...

Even after years and 10’s of thousands of miles on SPD-SL’s I still find them “slippery” and require concentration to clip into. SPD’s you can drive your foot to the pedal and since they’re double...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 22,989
Posted By jadocs

Why donít you just sell it and pick up a disc...

Why donít you just sell it and pick up a disc version on sale from Litespeed, Lynski, or Moto?

Iím the opposite I will not go back to carbon. My carbon bike is now my secondary bad weather bike.
07-11-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,210
Posted By davei1980

Broken nipple

A nipple broke on my commute yesterday, leaving the spoke to flop there uselessly

The wheel immediately went pretty far out of true

Is this a sign I should replace the rim or should I just...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,571
Posted By TGlide

I just bought a Domane SL5 with discs. Didnít...

I just bought a Domane SL5 with discs. Didnít necessarily want discs but now that I have them I love them. Iím 64 and enjoy the smother ride from my old Trek aluminum Pilot 2.1.
07-07-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,642
Posted By Lemond1985

Where the danger lies in descents, for me, is not...

Where the danger lies in descents, for me, is not how fast I'm going, but in how well I set up for turns and anticipate the road ahead. Because if you set up for a blind turn poorly and suddenly find...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,405
Posted By TimothyH

This article is from 2013 but relevant to the...

This article is from 2013 but relevant to the issue.

https://www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/how-accurate-is-that-calorie-reading/


-Tim-
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,057
Posted By bikecrate

99% of the time I bike from door to door. My...

99% of the time I bike from door to door. My time is limited and I'd rather be riding than driving.
05-09-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,173
Posted By caloso

I solved my numb hands by going bare handed.

I solved my numb hands by going bare handed.
08-03-10, 01:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,725
Posted By Monkey Face

I'd have thought shorter cranks would be harder...

I'd have thought shorter cranks would be harder to turn.... why would a longer lever be harder to turn at the beginning of the power stroke... doesn't make sense. Sorry.
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