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08-10-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 704
Posted By freetors

While we're at it, it would be nice to be able to...

While we're at it, it would be nice to be able to start a community vote to nuke certain segments. For instance one of my local mountain bike trail areas has been undergoing a revamp where in some...
08-06-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,134
Posted By Brocephus

Same here. I got a clearly poor copy of some Avid...

Same here. I got a clearly poor copy of some Avid brake levers a couple years ago. The back and forth,and a return, just wasnt worth the effort,and I ended up eating the loss. I'm currently after a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 744
Posted By WhyFi

Leather cycling shoes aren't really the norm,...

Leather cycling shoes aren't really the norm, anymore, either - Lake still has some as does Sidi, IIRC - so stretching may not be an option for many of the shoes with synthetic uppers out there. Then...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 744
Posted By mvnsnd

Agreed, order from Competitive Cyclist. Give a...

Agreed, order from Competitive Cyclist. Give a gearhead a call and tell them what you're looking for. They have a great return policy as well.
...
08-02-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,134
Posted By indyfabz

A long time ago I bought a saddle off eBay. ...

A long time ago I bought a saddle off eBay. Allegedly a Selle Italia. The thing started wearing almost immediately and was toast before the end of the summer. I am sure it was fake.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 704
Posted By Sy Reene

do you have the GP5k "TL" or newer "TR" model...

do you have the GP5k "TL" or newer "TR" model tires? I understand the TRs are made narrower
07-28-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By AGG883

Just a fluke!

Thanks for the responses on this problem. I got to thinking and remeasured the original pedals that were marked (L BR) and (R BR) which made me think they were British Standard Whitworth. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By Trsnrtr

Yep. Counterfeiters seem to be able to make...

Yep. Counterfeiters seem to be able to make anything and duplicate packaging. I bought some "Shimano" SPD-SL cleats last year that lasted a couple weeks. You could tell they were brittle.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,089
Posted By genejockey

Since the acquisition was only announced a month...

Since the acquisition was only announced a month ago, and hasn't yet closed AFAIK, it still IS family owned, so there's that.
07-21-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 993
Posted By Chuck M

:popcorn Given how the last bot thread went...

:popcorn
Given how the last bot thread went several pages before it got shut down and the way folks argue about chain lube, this should be interesting.
07-19-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By greatbasin

Update: I acquired some Rubyfluid SS flux. This...

Update: I acquired some Rubyfluid SS flux. This is a stainless-steel specific acid flux. I use this with acid-core silver solder (Fourney). I tried both my iron (Weller WES51) and a propane...
07-19-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By SoSmellyAir

You first described (above) a desire to reduce...

You first described (above) a desire to reduce the travel of the shift lever, i.e., the distance or how far the shift lever has to move to shift the chain onto the larger chain ring.



Yes,...
07-17-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,474
Posted By terrymorse

The Klein bikes had oversized tubing for...

The Klein bikes had oversized tubing for stiffness, not particularly for strength.

0.6 mm thick aluminum seems extremely thin. That's about 20 mils, and the thinnest commonly available Al tubing...
07-04-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,791
Posted By base2

I've showed these photos before. 20 inch...

I've showed these photos before. 20 inch chainstays. Here it is in road bike configuration right after I got it from the frame builder:...
06-30-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,123
Posted By Rolla

Since you seem quite confident and comfortable...

Since you seem quite confident and comfortable with your reasons for rejecting it, why do you feel the need to "get" it?
It's not for you; maybe just leave it at that.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,543
Posted By datlas

Zombie thread. Question asked is from 2008.

Zombie thread. Question asked is from 2008.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,274
Posted By ThermionicScott

Test rides are crucial for 22' bikes! ...

Test rides are crucial for 22' bikes!

https://i.redd.it/zu8ua1h9dvf81.jpg
05-15-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 7,426
Posted By dddd

Did somebody say Varsity? The older ones have I...

Did somebody say Varsity? The older ones have I believe a 69-degree seat tube angle, so reversing the clamp is a no-brainer.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 976
Posted By sced

I got my wife into riding at the same time I got...

I got my wife into riding at the same time I got back into it after a many-year layoff due to raising a family. I built her a custom classic racing bike from mostly used parts and upgraded as she got...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By tedder987

OP here. A local shop got in a 58 and built it up...

OP here. A local shop got in a 58 and built it up so I could try it. I think why the reviewers said it was lower up front is because there are 2 different duckbill spacers (not your normal spacers)...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By Mike F

I went from a 54 2017 to a 56 2022. The 56 seems...

I went from a 54 2017 to a 56 2022. The 56 seems to fit ME better. Im just shy of 5'10" and the specialized chart says I should be on a 54. My fitter suggested a 56 since I have long legs and Im a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By FrankTuna

They ship with an additional spacer that allows...

They ship with an additional spacer that allows you to run any standard stem designed for a 1-1/8" steerer. I'm running a Zipp stem on mine.
04-18-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,479
Posted By Bald Paul

New around these parts, are ya? :lol:

New around these parts, are ya? :lol:
03-27-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,320
Posted By BTinNYC

Nah, I go with nightvision goggles, a 10/22 with...

Nah, I go with nightvision goggles, a 10/22 with a can, and a map of where the preppers live.

JUST KIDDING!
I don't have a can.
03-14-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 6,884
Posted By Rolla

At my shop, we offer a 10% discount on any...

At my shop, we offer a 10% discount on any accessories purchased with a bike, so any "higher margin incentive" is mitigated. Moreover, Amazon and Walmart won't install your water bottle cage or show...
03-10-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,139
Posted By WhyFi

Did a Cadence ride with a gravel bike today,...

Did a Cadence ride with a gravel bike today, since my level of motivation was somewhere between Cadence and Brevet. It was a little harder than I'd expected - closer to Brevet than vanilla Cadence....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By Sy Reene

weird considering BRR's comparison chart: ...

weird considering BRR's comparison chart:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1087x765/gp5k_sizecomparo_5cf06590a2064ba81c7e2217323ea8bda69a0d56.jpg
01-25-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,136
Posted By livedarklions

Aluminum is boomin.', man. Carbon gives me...

Aluminum is boomin.', man.

Carbon gives me a.....
Never mind.
01-24-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,136
Posted By veganbikes

Steel is real, Ti is fly, Wood is good, Bamboo is...

Steel is real, Ti is fly, Wood is good, Bamboo is for you but aluminum and carbon don't rhyme and there for are insufficient for a frame material. :lol:
01-18-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By coffeesnob

mr clean magic eraser

mr clean magic eraser
01-10-22, 11:57 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,128
Posted By GhostRider62

Because cagers are killing us with impunity

Because cagers are killing us with impunity
12-15-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,063
Posted By Bald Paul

Nostalgia is a wonderful thing. You see a 1970...

Nostalgia is a wonderful thing.
You see a 1970 Chevelle SS 454 cruising down the street, and everyone gawks and thinks "Now, that's when muscle cars were real!" Yup, 13.8 seconds at 98.5 MPH in the...
12-01-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,139
Posted By genejockey

I went up the KOM 3 times - 2 with Coco and the...

I went up the KOM 3 times - 2 with Coco and the 3rd time I went off the front and left the group. That climb has so many little gradient changes, even negative gradient sections, that I had to watch...
12-01-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,139
Posted By genejockey

Yeah, and like I said, the experience with Coco...

Yeah, and like I said, the experience with Coco on Kappa Quest is VERY different from Watopia.
11-30-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By AndrewJB

Finally...a training metric I can relate to!

A recent update for the "Sauce for Strava" plug-in now displays this practical real life metric:)
It can cycle thru all sorts of food and beverages, and clicking on the graphic will take you to the...
11-26-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,614
Posted By shelbyfv

Don't forget there are plenty of us who are 20...

Don't forget there are plenty of us who are 20 pounds to hundreds of pounds overweight and still dress up in tight clothes and go out in public. Cycling and embarrassment cannot coexist, we have no...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,914
Posted By mstateglfr

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/338x208/why_not_both_why_not_94c89c5bded8bc327fa5d133c5c57a55222c6267.gif
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 29,459
Posted By Iride01

Oh... I think you are right and can see that now....

Oh... I think you are right and can see that now. Thank goodness you clued me in before I went around telling people all about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,537
Posted By Bassmanbob

I was at a SAG stop during the second day of a...

I was at a SAG stop during the second day of a two day right. I was hungry and tired... and then this happened.

They were making home made PB&J sandwiches and they also had oatmeal raisin...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,175
Posted By Andy Somnifac

You may not want a rep as a sketchy ride partner,...

You may not want a rep as a sketchy ride partner, but if your chain has fallen off multiple times lately, I hate to tell you: You're a sketchy ride partner.
11-15-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 747
Posted By SoSmellyAir

pepperbelly You may need a bottom bracket cable...

pepperbelly You may need a bottom bracket cable guide that extends through the hole in the frame:

Specialized Bottom Bracket Cable Guide (Black) (w/ Top Cap, Bolt) - Performance Bicycle...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,175
Posted By Mojo31

Gold chain or silver?

Gold chain or silver?
11-06-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,011
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

My kickr feels extremely close to real world...

My kickr feels extremely close to real world pedaling. The only difference is that I don't get as much rest/recovery after climbs because you never truly coast on an indoor trainer. And that's part...
11-02-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,011
Posted By spelger

good that you differentiate between the two. i...

good that you differentiate between the two. i think a lot of people think the Core is the better of the two. Kicker maxes out a 2000W and 20% grade and is equipped with an 11 spd cassette. the Core...
10-31-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,829
Posted By unterhausen

I think the people that are using 12 speed...

I think the people that are using 12 speed shifters/derailleurs with an 11 speed cassette (or the reverse) just have very low standards for how much noise, skipping and poor shifting they are willing...
10-29-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,011
Posted By genejockey

That was my experience. I used to LOATH riding...

That was my experience. I used to LOATH riding the trainer. I could barely manage 40 minutes, with the help of loud rock music, and keeping my cadence and HR up required a lot of concentration,...
10-29-21, 03:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By livedarklions

So the small company would need to be able to...

So the small company would need to be able to sell much cheaper than the gigantic company and manage to do so profitably? I think you answered your own question.
10-26-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,486
Posted By Robert C

To follow up on this (yes, I am moving at...

To follow up on this (yes, I am moving at governmental agency speed), I sent the following to the PD in response to a question they asked.


So, it isn't dead yet. I liked the BSA link that was...
10-26-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By 2old

It's possible to mistakenly give advice or even...

It's possible to mistakenly give advice or even repeat something one thinks is true, but turns out to be incorrect. However, when the advice is purposely misleading, the perpetrator should be banned,...
10-25-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,719
Posted By tyrion

You're missing one fork leg.

You're missing one fork leg.
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