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Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,662
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Pffft. I have a spare groupset in my left pocket...

Pffft. I have a spare groupset in my left pocket next to the spare frame in the right pocket. The only mechanical problem I can't deal with on the side of the road is a taco'd wheel, but that's ok...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,218
Posted By Kimmo

If you can get that Giant at the 52% discount you...

If you can get that Giant at the 52% discount you mentioned, go for it. TCRs are the bomb.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,603
Posted By colnago62

I doubt you will notice the difference of the...

I doubt you will notice the difference of the redesigned head tube and the wider tire option is only an advantage if you ride tires that need that clearance. As long as the tire width isnít a deal...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 830
Posted By DrIsotope

No need to replace a tire with a hole/cut that...

No need to replace a tire with a hole/cut that small. I've had Dynaplugs go ~3k miles (getting a cut on like the 2nd or 3rd ride on a new tire) and other tires go to their treadwear indicators with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,542
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Metals fail due to fatigue, with the cycles...

Metals fail due to fatigue, with the cycles survived a function of average stress and variation.

In machine built wheels, parts of the elbows have high average stress because they were never taken...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,364
Posted By WhyFi

It's more accurate at any given instant. Over the...

It's more accurate at any given instant. Over the course of a segment or ride, most won't see a difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,148
Posted By WhyFi

Wheels/rims matter, too - the larger the volume,...

Wheels/rims matter, too - the larger the volume, whether through larger tires and/or wider rims, the lower you can go. Tubeless allows you to run even a little lower, if desired. For reference, I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,337
Posted By WhyFi

This is actually not a terribly uncommon...

This is actually not a terribly uncommon occurrence with these bonded Shimano cranks. I would check with the shop where you got it and see if they can do anything - there's a good chance that they...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,555
Posted By guadzilla

Well, the best way i can describe the ride of the...

Well, the best way i can describe the ride of the Venge is "lively". It doesnt like a wooden board, it doesnt beat you up and it feels "lively" - as in, when you accelerate, you can feel the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,555
Posted By OldTryGuy

TCR >>> looking GOOD :thumb: :thumb: My...

TCR >>> looking GOOD :thumb: :thumb:

My Propel is an early 2013 Advance SL and I wouldn't go for a Scott over a new Propel. Yesterday's 101 miler was the first time back on the Giant since riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,555
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The two things I wish mine had are hidden...

The two things I wish mine had are hidden (through the stem) cables & hoses, and that down tube storage cutout the new Trek has.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,555
Posted By Rides4Beer

Doubt you'd see a big jump in performance, but...

Doubt you'd see a big jump in performance, but it's always nice getting a new bike. It's weird that Scott has fully integrated cabling on the Addict, but not the Foil.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,292
Posted By WhyFi

You have 3mm of clearance right now? 4mm is the...

You have 3mm of clearance right now? 4mm is the general minimum that manufacturers want to see for debris, etc, but it's not uncommon for people to cheat by a mm or so (which is where you're at right...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 21,042
Posted By WhyFi

Sure - [/list] Also, take out your...

Sure -


[/list]
Also, take out your valve core if you can (if you have a trigger on your compressor wand/if it doesn't rely on the valve pin depressing it); you have pressure, but removing the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,013
Posted By WhyFi

Hoo boy. Between this and your other thread......

Hoo boy. Between this and your other thread... Subscribed to see how it turns out.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 21,042
Posted By WhyFi

1-2mm punctures should be child's play for a...

1-2mm punctures should be child's play for a decent sealant - what was in there? Was is old?

If you've got the tire off already, or you have to take it off to remove the tube, you might as well...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 897
Posted By BillyD

C'mon now, don't tell a new member that, he might...

C'mon now, don't tell a new member that, he might be totally new to biking.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,749
Posted By noodle soup

you completely missed the point of my post.

you completely missed the point of my post.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 02:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By noodle soup

are Mups softer than other pavement?

are Mups softer than other pavement?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 10,252
Posted By WhyFi

Yup. The guy's a DIY tinkerer. There's certainly...

Yup. The guy's a DIY tinkerer. There's certainly value in that and his experience, but I wouldn't read too much in to his ever-evolving process.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 10,252
Posted By WhyFi

Or the newer additives help in this regard. ...

Or the newer additives help in this regard.

Or he was incorrect at that time.

FWIW, my takeaway from the oil/wax ratio video was that he was adjusting it for cooled consistency, not hot...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
Posted By WhyFi

The differences are relatively minor and, at the...

The differences are relatively minor and, at the end of the day, you're talking about consumables. I'd focus on things like ergonomic differences, reliability and availability before getting down to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,505
Posted By Cypress

TCR is amazing bang for the money.

TCR is amazing bang for the money.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,000
Posted By noodle soup

[ I'd be happy if people would simply spray...

[
I'd be happy if people would simply spray down their bike with a garden hose before bringing it in,
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 29,778
Posted By WhyFi

The disc-brakes-were-foisted-upon-us narrative...

The disc-brakes-were-foisted-upon-us narrative always amuses me because of how much it just doesn't ring true in my case.

I bought a gravel bike with mechanical discs. I liked it well enough, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,344
Posted By billyymc

The main goal of businesses putting out gravel...

The main goal of businesses putting out gravel bikes was to provide more stupid **** for BF members to argue about.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,061
Posted By WhyFi

In addition to truing the rotor and aligning the...

In addition to truing the rotor and aligning the caliper, pay attention to how much you're tightening the thru axle.

People that have switched over to Robert Axle Project axles frequently report...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,543
Posted By Russ Roth

1. no doubt 2. Never buying rims that...

1. no doubt
2. Never buying rims that expensive, looked at Enves till I found out they don't recommend certain tires due to tearing sidewalls which seems like a rim issue to me.
3. 100% agree....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,472
Posted By CarloM

I did take it for a ride! All the way home :lol: ...

I did take it for a ride! All the way home :lol:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/672x504/pre_cut_of_saddle_c6de42f8a7ce523d9be7e223a6a84cd65465d75e.jpg
Pre-saddle being cut...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,770
Posted By Wilmingtech

Proper Use of Expander / Compression Plug

I posted this over at WW. Take it for what its worth.

I recently chopped the steerer tube of my 2 carbon framed bikes to get the front end dialed in.

Before this I had never chopped a carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19,693
Views: 4,203,472
Posted By SylvainG

This pannier that I added to my old 1991 MTB bike...

This pannier that I added to my old 1991 MTB bike that I use when leisurely riding with my wife on weekends (and now the dog too!)

https://i.imgur.com/sWXAvKI.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,102
Posted By mstateglfr

Giant uses a sloping top tube. The measurement...

Giant uses a sloping top tube. The measurement you got is for a level top tube. That is why the numbers to match up. Once you consider a sloping top tube, then the level top tube measurement goes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,974
Posted By noodle soup

Try running some 28mm tires at lower pressure....

Try running some 28mm tires at lower pressure. Giant says there's plenty of room. I'd try some 28mm Power Endurance tires if your rims aren't tubeless compatible. If they are tubeless compatible, I'd...
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