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08-09-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,030
Posted By terrymorse

Climbing steep grades requires practice. And...

Climbing steep grades requires practice. And pacing. And adequate gearing. And patience. And some technique.

If you're forced to slalom across the road, your gearing is too high, or you don't have...
08-09-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,030
Posted By seypat

You want me to give a grade to my climbing? ...

You want me to give a grade to my climbing?

B for effort.
F for ability.
08-09-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,571
Posted By genejockey

I grow my lawn in 3 colors, because I have a...

I grow my lawn in 3 colors, because I have a Neapolitan Complex.
08-08-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,324
Posted By urbanknight

True, and I absolutely agree that I'd rather have...

True, and I absolutely agree that I'd rather have a 16' lane to share than a 12' lane with a 4' door zone trap. I grew up in Agoura where most of the main roads have a wide bike lane or a very wide...
08-08-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,324
Posted By drlogik

The OP brings up some legitimate concerns. I...

The OP brings up some legitimate concerns. I "generally" don't ride on any road that doesn't have either a paved shoulder, a middle left turn lane or a dedicated bike lane. I don't mind an occasional...
08-07-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By JohnDThompson

An eleven ball retainer installs with the open...

An eleven ball retainer installs with the open face facing inward; a nine ball retainer installs with the open face facing outward.
08-05-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,135
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You can use any Shimano 2x8 brifters EXCEPT the...

You can use any Shimano 2x8 brifters EXCEPT the Claris R2000 ones
08-04-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By big john

When he said suspensions are cheap I knew he...

When he said suspensions are cheap I knew he wasn't talking about any suspension I know about.
08-04-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,010
Posted By Koyote

Someoneís gonna steal your bike eventually.

Someoneís gonna steal your bike eventually.
08-03-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,440
Posted By Eric F

Regarding training vs. exercising...In my younger...

Regarding training vs. exercising...In my younger days, I spent a dozen years racing bikes - road, MTB, and CX. For almost all of that, every non-race ride was training to go faster and/or farther. ...
08-03-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By Koyote

Let's hope that tiktak doesn't notice this thread.

Let's hope that tiktak doesn't notice this thread.
08-02-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 857
Posted By andrewclaus

Another hack is to turn the B screw around and...

Another hack is to turn the B screw around and have the head sit on the hanger.
08-02-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By smd4

I have DA 7700 parts, and even through they're...

I have DA 7700 parts, and even through they're decades old and several generations removed from modern stuff, they aren't exactly cheap.
08-02-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,571
Posted By badger1

... but, but ... have you learnt nothing from...

... but, but ... have you learnt nothing from this thread? On a CobbTakRobô bicycle you don't have to make those sacrifices! Just imagine the freedom, the exhilaration: jacknifed, reaching for the...
08-02-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,220
Posted By Litespud

"But I was in the right!!" - always looks good on...

"But I was in the right!!" - always looks good on a headstone. Suck it up - you're on a bicycle surrounded by cars
08-01-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,571
Posted By livedarklions

I think we should just post our own bike position...

I think we should just post our own bike position role models. Here's mine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-Tj1hG98xE

Notice the countersteering on the scooter, btw.
07-30-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,152
Posted By shelbyfv

At least he had enough sense to wear a...

At least he had enough sense to wear a shirt.:twitchy:
07-29-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,571
Posted By genejockey

I don't think they test bikes. I think they just...

I don't think they test bikes. I think they just ban them.
07-29-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By SurferRosa

It's one of those things of physics that I cannot...

It's one of those things of physics that I cannot easily explain, but it is something that I learned very early when I first started working on my own bikes.
07-29-22, 03:08 AM
07-28-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Do you just want 8 speeds? If so you can do the...

Do you just want 8 speeds? If so you can do the '8 of 9 on 7' trick. In other words, run a 9 speed cassette but leave out one cog, Those remaining 8 cogs will fit on that 7 speed body. You would...
07-27-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 559
Posted By Crankycrank

I'm seeing a big gouge in the BB Shell threads...

I'm seeing a big gouge in the BB Shell threads above in the last photo. That could easily have ruined the BB threads to some extent. A photo of your NDS loose cup threads would be helpful too.
07-27-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,571
Posted By smd4

Gee, I wonder why folks think most cyclists are...

Gee, I wonder why folks think most cyclists are a-holes?
07-27-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,571
Posted By genejockey

The stubborn insistence that his experience and...

The stubborn insistence that his experience and his particular motivations are common to all cyclists is a lot like another poster, but at least that other poster invariably manages to overgeneralize...
07-26-22, 07:02 PM
07-25-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,571
Posted By genejockey

To be fair, he will eventually be correct about...

To be fair, he will eventually be correct about them dying. Eventually.
07-25-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...you're just phoning it in now, man. :(

.
...you're just phoning it in now, man. :(
07-23-22, 04:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,737
Posted By Chuck M

When I see cops, I toss my half empty bottle of...

When I see cops, I toss my half empty bottle of vodka into a dumpster.
07-22-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 603
Posted By reroll

Once upon a time there were 5-speed hubs which...

Once upon a time there were 5-speed hubs which fit into 120mm dropouts and then efforts were made to fit 6 speeds into 120mm, the narrow Ultra freewheels, for instance. But they met with only limited...
07-21-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,453
Posted By veloz

Iíve built 2 from good hybrid framesets and was...

Iíve built 2 from good hybrid framesets and was able to fit 35 & 37mm tires. Both had V-brakes so I needed long pull levers - I used Tektro (affordable). I had several old CX drop bars but had to buy...
07-21-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,217
Posted By Eric F

Yes! That's what I meant by "respect for the...

Yes! That's what I meant by "respect for the competition". They fought the battle in the sporting arena, rather than taking advantage of the other's misfortune. At this point in the race, in that...
07-19-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 603
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you have a long reply in mind, try composing...

If you have a long reply in mind, try composing it in a text editor first, then pasting it into your browser. Then if the website craps out, you can try it again. :)
07-19-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By dedhed

Can you slip a piece of hose or other padding on...

Can you slip a piece of hose or other padding on the lever to make it "fatter"
07-18-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,704
Posted By tomato coupe

This thread exists in an intellectual valley, so...

This thread exists in an intellectual valley, so it doesn't take any energy to descend into it. Unfortunately. it takes a lot of energy to leave the Valley.
07-18-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,704
Posted By tomato coupe

No. To simplify the discussion, we're only...

No. To simplify the discussion, we're only considering massless and frictionless bikes ridden in a vacuum by Vestal Virgins.
07-18-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,704
Posted By Outrider1

Where would he grip them?

Where would he grip them?
07-17-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 590
Posted By Koyote

I donít know what you other fools are doing, but...

I donít know what you other fools are doing, but I wax my supply chains.
07-17-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 590
Posted By Chuck M

Also the large rear cluster requires more paper...

Also the large rear cluster requires more paper spacers that need waterproofing to ride in the rain. You should stick with what you have if you are happy with it.
07-17-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 538
Posted By gearbasher

The OP can just get an Italian threaded frame.

The OP can just get an Italian threaded frame.
07-15-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 995
Posted By WhyFi

There's something to be said about acclimating...

There's something to be said about acclimating yourself to the conditions, but show me someone that thinks that riding indoors in AC is a cakewalk and I'll show you someone that hasn't ridden indoors...
07-15-22, 01:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,296
Posted By jccaclimber

There was a nice long rant about that silly tool...

There was a nice long rant about that silly tool on here recently. In short, itís $6 on Amazon for the official Shimano version.
Just donít forget about the little plate that goes in the gap when...
07-14-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,325
Posted By 79pmooney

I hear you. What I learned racing that was fast,...

I hear you. What I learned racing that was fast, efficient and worked is simply wrong and I should relearn to a slower, less comfortable life on the bike rather than seek out bikes and fits that...
07-14-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,319
Posted By zandoval

OK... Here is your 250 USD deposit back for your...

OK... Here is your 250 USD deposit back for your trailer rental...

Or...

How about a brand new light weight bicycle to replace that junker you left next to the dumpster before moving...
07-14-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Litespud

YouTube has NBC highlights of each stage (usually...

YouTube has NBC highlights of each stage (usually 20-30 min). The Stage 11 recap is ~1 hr. Just search YouTube under ďtour de France 2022 stage xĒ
07-13-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,874
Posted By WhyFi

So stop yapping and get to work. Let us know when...

So stop yapping and get to work. Let us know when you've got your fleet ready.
07-12-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,374
Posted By JohnDThompson

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07-12-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The usual prep for a mega tour is to take...

The usual prep for a mega tour is to take everything apart, clean, lube, replace parts if worn, reassembly, ride about 100 miles before the tour on the bike to rebed in all and confirm your recent...
07-12-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,392
Posted By Badger6

Well, if it had a Roval wheelset on it, it had DT...

Well, if it had a Roval wheelset on it, it had DT Swiss internals. If it had the 180 or 240 internals, there is no pawl mechanism. Just two ratchets, one sprung so it can “freewheel", and the free...
07-12-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,078
Posted By Polaris OBark

It is the sign of someone who doesn't use wax.

It is the sign of someone who doesn't use wax.
07-12-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,294
Posted By BobbyG

I would be thrilled to be 84 and still be able to...

I would be thrilled to be 84 and still be able to ride and k'vetch (and coherently, I might add).

Zei gezunt, rydabent !
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