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Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,603
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Best Practices and Best Solutions for Hanging Bikes in Garages

My five bike floor rack is fine but takes up too much space so I'm looking for best practices when hanging bikes.

Best Practices

1. Is it better to hang a bike from its front wheel back wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,600
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Thanks all. Where I've struggling is to...

Thanks all. Where I've struggling is to understand the tongue weight of a hitch (weighing about 50 pounds) and 4 bikes (weight about 100 pounds). It's not quite the same as a trailer in that a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,600
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

On Hitch Mounted Bike Racks

I'm trying to find the best hitch for my setting. Best here means:

a) Can handle 4 bikes without any rubbing.
b) Is a high quality rack (not some amazon knock off) that will not fail.
c) Does...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,128
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

I think most of you are talking about MTB riding...

I think most of you are talking about MTB riding but for road riding how would you get hit in the shin?

noodle soup not sure what you mean below. You mean they push off with the left leg and their...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,128
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Platform pedals with a bit of grip?

Hi

My partner refuses to ride clipless due to an accident whilst riding with clips so she uses platform pedals. Can anyone recommend a platform pedal with a lot more grip than your typical...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,315
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

MUPS have a purpose

I enjoy plugging in the phones. Riding for 30 miles and not having to worry about cars. Also our local MUP has some nice curves which are fun to ride. Country roads are great as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,315
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

What abour bike on bike crashes

Thanks, lots of good advice for bike on pedestrian crashes but what about bike on bike crashes what happens then
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 737
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Lyon France

Excellent train connections and in centre.of France.

Day trips to the Alps possible.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,315
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

What happens during bike on ped/bike crash

I have been riding my local MUP.

Most people ride or walk with head phones so crashes will 'be inevitable.

So what happens when it does. Is it like a car crash? Exchange numbers? Decide whose...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Is there such a thing as "Cycling Elbow"

I played tennis a few times a month ago and developed tennis elbow which will not go away. The only exercise I'm doing is cycling so I'm wondering if that's causing it.

Has anyone got tennis elbow...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,353
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Does anyone else think Potenza seems an odd name....

Does anyone else think Potenza seems an odd name. It just doesnt sound right and not Italinan.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,552
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Is your answer Nothing Stops you?

I was hoping you'd answer, I've read of your legendary feats discussed on the touring forum and I informally dubbed you the queen of touring! My backside got sore just reading about those thousands...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,552
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

What causes you to stop on a perfect cycling day with no worries

Consider this perfect situation. The day is perfect, you've finished all your work and have no time restrictions. You can ride all day.

But what stops you from riding all day?

I'm curious what...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,362
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Maybe ask Yoda?

Fit you I will ...

The bike is fine. Im just bw sizes with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,362
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Thanks

So any aero seat post can be run in either position/direction or just some? I'm looking for keywords I can search for when buying.



Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,362
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

That's what I thought, but it turns all the seat...

That's what I thought, but it turns all the seat posts I have can't level a saddle when turned around the other way. Are there seat posts designed to level saddles no matter the direction?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,362
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Yeah

A zero offset supposedly increases the seat tube angle by 2 degrees. The saddle is already as forward as it can go. Recall this bike has a very long ETT (57.5cm) for a size 54cm.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,362
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Zero offset seat posts

I was about to sell my Breezer Venturi when a fellow member suggested I try a zero offset seatpost. The change in comfort and power were drastic. I'm wondering whether it would be even better with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,065
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Call me cheap ...

but $200 seems kind of steep as I am not even sure a new RD and chain would be required for four extra teeth?

OP why not just try a friends wheel withan 1134 and if it shifts fine then buy a new...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

I never understood this logic

shouldn't it be more like they'll repay you with good service or something else similar. After all many people need his money orphans, immigrants and the homeless!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,279
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Aren't you just...

Cranky old B's like the rest of us.

now get off my lawn!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

And Now for Something Completely Different

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fXXJ1LOqHEk

jump to 3:40 for a more detailed demonstration of this "bike"
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,455
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

That's because there aren't any at the high end....

That's because there aren't any at the high end. It's awfully hard to get aero when you're upright on a hybrid.

As for being an adventure bike, I do a bit of that, and you either have flared drops...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,455
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Stupid speced bikes? Any better ones than this

At $2,000 plus hybrid titanium (http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/disc-brake-roadbikes/cafecenturypro-ti-discbrake-flatbar-roadbike.htm)?

Titanium is great, but that's an awfully...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,076
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Yep

What ever you do, don't buy one of those 43cm (or smaller) bikes with 700cc wheels. The geometry on those is tough to get right, and most frames end up putting the rider way behind the pedals so they...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,076
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

The DB Podium 24 also fits larger tires

Forgot to add that the DB I mentioned has V-brakes. It comes with 25mm tires which are great for pavement but they can easily fit 32 and even 40mm tires for doing some gravel riding. Importantly it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,076
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Diamondback Podium 24

Diamondback used to make the podium for juniors called podium 24. Note this is different than the podium junior. It was by far the best value bike for kids costing $250 new

It came with 24 inch...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,776
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

It's the fact he would say such a thing that...

It's the fact he would say such a thing that speaks to his character. Not that he may (or may not) feel badly about it 15+ years after the event.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,776
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Lots of he is not so bad comments?

For those of you who say he's not so bad. He called his chief masseur Emma O'Reilly (the only female in the industry and a role model) an
"Alcoholic whooree" when she came out against his drug use....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,776
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

He doped from age 21 and has no regrets

That says it all to me.

The following is good. The last point that he wouldnt change a thing really shows he is a prick. I think that's because he is still healthy and has $50M
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,969
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

That will get you arrested in 20 states.

How would that go. I am going to take my pants off and bend over. I have marked the spot with a star. The cops will be there in 5 minutes
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,766
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Are we allowed to name the LBS?

I'm not sure of forum rules, but I'm curious who this bike shop is that ignores customers who pay the cost of a small new car for a bike?

How on earth do they treat the guys who buy entry level...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,052
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

it suddenly seems to be the case that some areas...

it suddenly seems to be the case that some areas of blessed with wonderful bike shops and others are cursed!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,766
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

You go to bad store

All of the issues you mentioned should have been checked by the store. After all that's what this supposed to do. Otherwise it's essentially the same as buying from Bikes Direct
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,046
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

There are a few of those bikes on eBay

Costing up to $1,200 so I think you did pretty well. Most importantly if the frame fails you know where the previous owner lives ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Go for the best frame

Is the advice I've always heard. But the challenge is knowing if the more expensive frames are really better for you.

Your comments about rough roads is important. CF can be used to create many...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 01:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

The Answer is

BikesDirect ... There bikes ride on a velvet road ...

Seriously you havent said why your buying and where and how you ride?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,900
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Thanks.

As you probably know Fulcrum is a Campy company designed to produce wheel sets which makes it very confusing.

I've owned the Fulcrum 7 sports before as a training wheel and I agree that they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Argh...

My spell checker thinks it knows everything ...

I should have mentioned I'm looking for the Campy hub version and ironically (for a Campy wheel) that is not available at either CRC or Merlins. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,876
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

There are two sided pedals

One is platform the other spd. The shimano version is just ok as the platform side is rather small.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

But the Geo charts are all wrong so how do you...

But the Geo charts are all wrong so how do you pick them? The bike you mention has a reach of 756mm in size 56 according to their own geo chart.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

But its not available from the UK retailers any...

But its not available from the UK retailers any more. The Khasin was never available in the US only from the UK retailers.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Equivalent to Campy Khashim Wheels?

Hi,

I purchased a Breezer Venturi which came with these great wheel set. They have sealed bearings, roll nicely, have a nice loud rear hub and weight about 1800grams. Great for a training wheel as...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Your talking about this bike?

https://www.framedbikes.com/products/marquette-carbon-mountain-bike-27-5

$1300 for a well speced bike is unlikely to have a frame built in the USA. Maybe designed in the USA but all that laying up...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

No stack measurements

Its weird they dont list stack but list reach in their geo charts
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,842
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Nice way to look at how much an LBS is Worth?

Very nice point. So we all agree that BD bikes are cheaper than anything you find in an LBS. So the price differential on a BD bike and its hypothetical LBS twin is what we expect to get in way of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,842
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Fair enough

If your lbs does all of that for you for free if your a new customer spending $600 then that's a great lbs.

I just know that the ones in my area are just way too busy to spend that amount of time...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,842
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Are LBSs on average that much better?

What would the *typical* LBS do to a brand *new*, lower-end customer?

I keep on hearing this mantra as though the alternative (i.e. LBSs) are much better. Are they? In my area not much but maybe I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,842
Posted By UsedToBeFaster

Odd Response

I have bought plenty of BD bikes at under $1000.

Overall BD has treated me very well. If parts are not right they just send out a replacement.

Maybe as its a DB they dont have said parts?
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