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08-16-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By cxwrench

That's more than a minor skid. Of course you're...

That's more than a minor skid. Of course you're going to wear through the tread on a nice quality tire if you lock up the brake. Why didn't you mention that at the beginning of the thread? :wtf:
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08-15-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 192
Posted By 70sSanO

So you are willing to spend $75 just so you can...

So you are willing to spend $75 just so you can run your SL-7900 downtube shifters with a 9 speed cassette.

Others have suggested going to a 10 speed cassette and using either the Altus or your...
08-15-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 192
Posted By alcjphil

You have a set of 7900 downtube shifters. You...

You have a set of 7900 downtube shifters. You have a 10 speed compatible rear derailleur. Ditch the 9 speed cassette. Buy a 10 speed chain(which you will need anyway even with 9 speed) and cassette....
08-15-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 362
Posted By WizardOfBoz

This. The tube didn't pop, sending the tire off...

This. The tube didn't pop, sending the tire off the rim. The tire slid off the rim, allowing the tire to balloon out and pop. I only have about 8 years of experience working in a bike shop, many...
08-14-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 357
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I will point to the elephant in the room and...

I will point to the elephant in the room and mention that assembling a bike with the fork backwards (and assumably the bars and stem properly forward) and not knowing that a potential buyer might see...
08-14-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By Iride01

Maybe also tell the bike shop that you have...

Maybe also tell the bike shop that you have problems with the shifting and ask them to find out why.

If all you do is buy some housing and tell them to check the hangar, then many will only do...
08-14-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,148
Posted By VegasJen

No doubt. I'm the oldest one in my class, but...

No doubt. I'm the oldest one in my class, but there are a couple that aren't too far behind me. Almost everybody else is young enough to be my child. Don't know how it was when you went through,...
08-14-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By JohnDThompson

There's no reason to keep using these deprecated...

There's no reason to keep using these deprecated and confusing tire size designations. Any tires manufactured in the past couple decades should have clear, consistent, informative ETRTO/ISO size...
08-14-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 362
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

No, this flies in the face of reality. The tire...

No, this flies in the face of reality. The tire didn't get pushed off the rim by the tube blowing out. The tire first was not seated fully and as it crept up off the rim the tube then expanded out...
08-13-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 357
Posted By hw_user

Thanks, you are right. The fork was installed...

Thanks, you are right. The fork was installed backward.
08-13-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By cxwrench

Could be the hanger but I'm betting not. You...

Could be the hanger but I'm betting not. You didn't replace the housing, did you? That's more important than a new cable unless you have a frayed cable in the shifter. All of the friction comes from...
08-13-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,081
Posted By Koyote

That's often my metric, too, when evaluating my...

That's often my metric, too, when evaluating my costly mistakes. Makes most of them seem rather trivial.
08-13-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,309
Posted By Trakhak

Loved my all-531 Helyett Speciale track bike when...

Loved my all-531 Helyett Speciale track bike when my parents bought it for me in 1964. Loved my early '70s Paramount, Raleigh Pro (the first version, the white '64 Tokyo Olympics model), Atala Pro,...
08-13-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,081
Posted By 3alarmer

. ..it would be nice if everyone didn't pile...

.
..it would be nice if everyone didn't pile on. This guy probably feels badly enough already, and we are losing the potential to get someone else out of a car and onto a bike.
I already know it's...
08-13-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By urbanknight

Assuming you did everything else correctly...

Assuming you did everything else correctly (including adjusting the cable and limit screws, and using a longer chain for that bigger cog while not exceeding the derailleur's max wrap), I'd place a...
08-13-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,081
Posted By cxwrench

I'm stunned that you could have (not 'of')...

I'm stunned that you could have (not 'of') adjusted the seat height and not seen the quite large 'Min insertion' line. I also don't understand how the shop sold you the bike and didn't help at all...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,050
Posted By Iride01

No, not think, I know. I use the pressure...

No, not think, I know.

I use the pressure that both my data and legs tell me let me be faster and feel like I actually put out less effort to do so. I have very smooth asphalt that I ride on with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,050
Posted By fishboat

You might do a search here on Bike Forums on tire...

You might do a search here on Bike Forums on tire pressure. You'll get enough hits to give you several days of reading. There's nothing new since the last tire pressure thread a couple weeks ago....
08-11-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,148
Posted By Eric F

If VegasJen wants this wheel, PM me the cost for...

If VegasJen wants this wheel, PM me the cost for shipping and where to send money (PayPal, Venmo preferred). I'll pick up the cost for shipping.
08-11-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,148
Posted By Bald Paul

Well, maybe not. :) I have a Mavic rear wheel...

Well, maybe not. :)
I have a Mavic rear wheel for Shimano 11 speed cassette (you would need a spacer for your 8 speed) that was only used indoors on a trainer. 20 spoke count with flat bladed...
08-11-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By Koyote

What he said. Aligning a brake caliper is so easy...

What he said. Aligning a brake caliper is so easy that I can even do it.

And it sounds like your derailleur hanger may be bent.

And since cxwrench forgot to say it: this belongs in the Bicycle...
08-11-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By cxwrench

Align the brake properly Larry. It's not rocket...

Align the brake properly Larry. It's not rocket surgery. Fix that and you'll be good. Do NOT screw with the wheel in the dropouts, you already know what happens when you do that. I'm sure you can...
08-11-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,370
Posted By Lbxpdx

I did adjust the saddle a touch on the ride,...

I did adjust the saddle a touch on the ride, bringing the nose down, though that must have been after the pic. My other bike, rando 650b, has the nose up higher too and I find it comfortable...
08-11-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,461
Posted By Daniel4

No, I have a mirror so I can check when I can...

No, I have a mirror so I can check when I can change lanes and or turn left. I have a rear-facing camera on case something does happen but since I started using it, there are much less...
08-10-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,370
Posted By smd4

I did read the rest of your post. That was all...

I did read the rest of your post. That was all well and good. Obviously, I took issue with your assertion that the stem length had anything to do with proper frame sizing.

If the rider gets proper...
08-10-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By Iride01

8 to 25 dollar BB cartridge? Just throw it away...

8 to 25 dollar BB cartridge? Just throw it away when it goes bad and keep your hands clean and stress low. It'll probably last a lot longer than you imagine. I don't think I've ever replaced a BB...
08-10-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,370
Posted By smd4

Looks OK to me. The stem is up high, but that...

Looks OK to me. The stem is up high, but that isn't an indicator of proper frame size; more like a comfort thing. Seatpost is right there in the range.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 634
Posted By msu2001la

As an alternative, you can just add shims to the...

As an alternative, you can just add shims to the rotors on the wheelset that is mis-aligned.
08-09-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,461
Posted By Iride01

When you are driving a motor vehicle, is that the...

When you are driving a motor vehicle, is that the way you view slower traffic of any kind in front of you?

The burden for dealing with slower traffic in front of you is your burden. Not the person...
08-09-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By koala logs

Beng's got a point with the scythe, it's faster...

Beng's got a point with the scythe, it's faster and a great way to show off the muscles to the ladies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I4RNenmfFI
08-09-22, 12:40 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By ZHVelo

Where did I or anyone else ever say you should...

Where did I or anyone else ever say you should throw away anything?

This is the most bizarre strawman argument I have ever come across.
08-08-22, 11:56 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By Eric F

This has also been my experience. The quality of...

This has also been my experience. The quality of the rider (not just power capabilities) is much more of a consideration than the value of the bike.
08-08-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By dwmckee

If you are trying to stay under $700 then a used...

If you are trying to stay under $700 then a used cross bike might be a consideration. But if the budget is up to $2K then I'd pass on the used cross bike. Just my opinion but Cyclocross bikes are...
08-08-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By DangerousDanR

Dy-am!!! The only distilled alcohol I have...

Dy-am!!!
The only distilled alcohol I have bought in the last few years was a bottle of Talisker single malt Scotch.

Aye laddie, ye can taste the peat. When a bottle of dumpster diving vodka is...
08-08-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By big john

Nope. And it seems when we are riding together...

Nope. And it seems when we are riding together everyone is equal, at least there is no snobbery or reverse snobbery. We're all just riders.
08-08-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By Mojo31

People will often act in such a way in order to...

People will often act in such a way in order to elevate their own sense of self-esteem when they cannot get the stuff or do the things that they secretly want.

No money for Hawaii? Just tell...
08-08-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By The_hump_

classic Camilo right there !!

classic Camilo right there !!
08-08-22, 01:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,420
Posted By murphyqin

Being attacked by a dog should be one of our...

Being attacked by a dog should be one of our greatest fears. You may not be able to avoid being chased by a dog, but you can understand the "dog mentality" so that you can deal with it...
08-07-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,420
Posted By DangerousDanR

Mrs Dan had a Malamute before we were married. ...

Mrs Dan had a Malamute before we were married. One hundred twenty pounds of barely domesticated fiercely protective canine.

It was in the back of her pickup properly restrained and a smaller dog...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,178
Posted By genejockey

Absolute worst - potholes in dappled sunlight...

Absolute worst - potholes in dappled sunlight immediately after an open stretch in full sunlight.
08-07-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,461
Posted By indyfabz

He knows itís not safer. Heís trolling. Cut off...

He knows itís not safer. Heís trolling. Cut off his food supply.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 896
Posted By Fredo76

I think a damage recovery with a reasonable...

I think a damage recovery with a reasonable safety assurance would mean a new bicycle, and nothing less.
08-07-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 675
Posted By Nachoman

I used to have a 2 inch hitch and a 1.25 rack and...

I used to have a 2 inch hitch and a 1.25 rack and this was the perfect device to stop all the shaking and rattling.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By Ghazmh

It sucks to have happened on a relatively new...

It sucks to have happened on a relatively new tire but that’s life. I say immediately replace it and don’t give it a second though.
08-07-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By genejockey

For example, it's a lot easier to load my 17 lb...

For example, it's a lot easier to load my 17 lb CF Canyon in the trunk than my 25 lb Lotus Classique.
08-07-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,461
Posted By veganbikes

Thank you for noticing my reply was constructive!...

Thank you for noticing my reply was constructive! I very much enjoyed your question. I like knowing if people use an object for seeing behind them to see behind them. I always wonder about that.
08-07-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,461
Posted By veganbikes

I couldn't imagine anyone doing that, it sounds...

I couldn't imagine anyone doing that, it sounds too crazy and far fetched. Does anyone hold on to the handlebars when they ride their bike?
08-06-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I guess if I am forced to live a empty and...

I guess if I am forced to live a empty and shallow life I would prefer to have it filled with really nice things.

Now just imagine if one could have nice things as well as a fulfilling life filled...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,178
Posted By big john

Larry isn't so bad imho. His attempts at humor...

Larry isn't so bad imho. His attempts at humor are usually self-deprecating, he doesn't insult others as a rule, and he will listen (sometimes) to others. Sure, his threads are trolly, but not mean...
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