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02-06-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 124,838
Posted By Het Volk

Fascinating all the disagreement on what makes a...

Fascinating all the disagreement on what makes a sport touring bike, and why they are tough to describe and also, why are they increasingly extinct as a category.

Sport is in the term for a...
02-05-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,166
Posted By bOsscO

Also, curved top tubes remind me of...

Also, curved top tubes remind me of something.....
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/512x342/curve_62d4c58b7227b679700137bf7f5ce467c5a0fbe0.jpg...
02-05-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By Mr. 66

Gosh I think a good starting point with your...

Gosh I think a good starting point with your budget, which is really good level, you could be on the lookout for Reynolds 531 tubing construction. A very good consistent product over many years. If...
02-03-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 850
Posted By cyccommute

I donít understand why people have so many...

I donít understand why people have so many problems with front derailers. They work the same way as rear ones. Thereís a bit more in terms of adjustment and movement than the rear but not too much....
02-03-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 850
Posted By cyccommute

It is a mistake to think that the spring is ďworn...

It is a mistake to think that the spring is ďworn outĒ. They donít just wear out. If the derailer isnít returning all the way, there is something stopping it from doing so. Either you have...
02-03-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 460
Posted By seypat

I don't know how much riding the OP is going to...

I don't know how much riding the OP is going to do, but my choice would come down to the availability of different chainrings.
01-31-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,217
Posted By trailangel

With a bike similar to Moisture, I don't think...

With a bike similar to Moisture, I don't think any oiling is required.
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By JulesCW

The seller is asking $6200 /obo. It does look...

The seller is asking $6200 /obo. It does look like a nicely cared for Paramount, but 1/3 of the asking price would be the high end of the market for this, IMHO. I'd start at about 1/6 of the asking...
01-27-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 823,981
Posted By ctak

Recently sold my 1983 Centurion Pro Tour 15, but...

Recently sold my 1983 Centurion Pro Tour 15, but have an album to remember it by: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmTX9UXw
...
01-27-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,410
Posted By veganbikes

What? Those are direct mount brakes for TT bikes...

What? Those are direct mount brakes for TT bikes those are not at all what you want. You need some form of single bolt brake. Exactly what you need will determined by looking at your brake, is it...
01-26-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,410
Posted By veganbikes

Many things but to not turn this into a political...

Many things but to not turn this into a political post I will link to a Wikipedia article (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Amazon) on the subject. If you are looking for a good place to...
01-26-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By dddd

It'll be up to the OP to determine how much...

It'll be up to the OP to determine how much spacer thickness should be added to each side, respecting the chainline and also the brake arm lining up with the chainstay.

As far as thread...
01-25-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,179
Posted By indyfabz

Is there a prize for starting the most threads in...

Is there a prize for starting the most threads in General this month?
01-25-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,179
Posted By hazetguy

Such things happen when you crank it up to 400...

Such things happen when you crank it up to 400 watts.
01-25-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,179
Posted By CAT7RDR

We are polar opposites. I take pride in my smooth...

We are polar opposites. I take pride in my smooth shifting and quiet chain-cog-rdr interface. :D
01-23-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,324
Posted By Edward1066

Solid feeling, without being heavy. Confidence...

Solid feeling, without being heavy. Confidence inspiring off road and smooth, not twitchy on road. It's the perfect bike for me, the bike I always dreamed I'd ride when I got old. Guess I'm old...
01-22-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,324
Posted By Edward1066

Tuesday afternoon donut ride... It's a 62cm...

Tuesday afternoon donut ride... It's a 62cm Rivendell Appaloosa....
01-22-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,417
Posted By UCantTouchThis

One thing that really helps is when buying a NEW...

One thing that really helps is when buying a NEW bike, be sure to have the assembler leave the "fork tube uncut". It will add a little height to the hb's. I did it on my last build. Got a few spacers...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,475
Posted By Doug Fattic

Make your own fitting bike

The purpose of this subject thread is to post a design of a stationary fitting bike that someone can make in case they don’t have something like that now. Commercial ones are cooler and easier to use...
01-19-21, 02:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,631
Posted By Amt0571

It's not something to worry about if you don't...

It's not something to worry about if you don't want to do it.

If it was my wheel though, I'd tighten a bit (1/4 or 1/8 of turn will probably do) the NDS spokes (which will have less tension that...
01-12-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,934
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm jumping over a lot of posts ... but the point...

I'm jumping over a lot of posts ... but the point was made right away, there's not enough info in the OP.

That said, as a rider that has a couple AL frames, a couple steel (& N+1 for '21 will be...
01-11-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,631
Posted By conspiratemus1

Actually you will only reach target tension on...

Actually you will only reach target tension on the drive side. The left-side spokes will be at one-half to two-thirds that tension. You donít aim for a target tension on the left. You just accept...
01-11-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,934
Posted By Trakhak

Perhaps you're unaware that Moisture has been...

Perhaps you're unaware that Moisture has been studying bikes for nearly two months now.
01-11-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,631
Posted By Bill Kapaun

That's about the simplest wheel "repair". You...

That's about the simplest wheel "repair".
You simply turn all the NDS spokes another 1/8 turn. Just pay attention.
Check.
Repeat if necessary. You only "shift" the rim 1mm total which, as noted,...
01-11-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By dddd

A lot of this depends on the installed...

A lot of this depends on the installed positioning of the cassette left-to-right, usually as close to the dropout as possible gives the best chances of hitting all gears, but you many then have to...
01-10-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By veganbikes

Ergon Grips...

Ergon Grips (https://www.ergonbike.com/en/index.html) are worth it, cheap knockoffs are not. Those grips don't look as ergonomic and the bar end is not adjustable meaning it can be in the wrong...
01-10-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,469
Posted By Kapusta

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-10-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,469
Posted By Kapusta

You should definitely do this. If you donít...

You should definitely do this.

If you donít lead the way into this uncharted territory, who will?
01-08-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,178
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I wouldn't say wearing out of a bearing is the...

I wouldn't say wearing out of a bearing is the same as it's failing. But any sliding set of parts will at some point see wear and at some point that wear will be enough to matter. Seals, as found on...
01-08-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,178
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I always "like" these types of questions. The...

I always "like" these types of questions. The answers are always shades of gray ones. But if we change the question to another topic the answers are so obvious and ones that nearly all would agree...
01-08-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,178
Posted By deacon mark

I had lower bearings go bad on my Ritchey...

I had lower bearings go bad on my Ritchey External Bearing Headset. The bike has about 20000 miles and 3.5 years on it seemed getting bit of water coming up from the front wheels. The headset still...
01-08-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By ClydeClydeson

My experience with old freewheels is that they...

My experience with old freewheels is that they are seldom seized, but it is very likely that they are tight enough that you can easily damage the prongs on the freewheel or remover if not very...
01-08-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,178
Posted By HillRider

Most better quality current headsets use sealed...

Most better quality current headsets use sealed cartridge bearings and require very little maintenance. I remove and wipe the bearings and cups clean of dirt and old grease and regrease them, mostly...
01-07-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By SurferRosa

I place an adjustable wrench on the tool and...

I place an adjustable wrench on the tool and whack the wrench end with a sledgehammer a couple times.
01-07-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If you mean the 2 or 4 prong tool, make sure it's...

If you mean the 2 or 4 prong tool, make sure it's retained with a QR skewer or axle nut.
You need more force to remove. Simple. Bigger wrench or piece of pipe added for leverage.
You have a FREE...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,001
Posted By cxwrench

Sit down. Trying to stand at 120 rpm is crazy.

Sit down. Trying to stand at 120 rpm is crazy.
01-04-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,934
Posted By scubaman

Based on the info in your post, I think there is...

Based on the info in your post, I think there is zero way for any of us to know anything about the comparative ride qualities of these two bikes.
01-04-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By Cycletography

If it were me I would not go with a frame 2-3...

If it were me I would not go with a frame 2-3 sizes too small. Seems like a lot of time, energy and expense for what will be a sub-optimal fit (at best).
01-03-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,735
Posted By big john

I have a 62cm Gunnar and they have off the shelf...

I have a 62cm Gunnar and they have off the shelf frames up to 68cm. Also KHS makes lower priced bikes in a similar size.

Of course you could always go custom.
...
01-03-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,735
Posted By big john

What makes a rider fast on the flats is power vs...

What makes a rider fast on the flats is power vs aerodynamic drag.
01-01-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,781
Posted By polymorphself

Not a mountain bike and I donít think it meets...

Not a mountain bike and I donít think it meets all of your criteria but the new Low Kicker from VO is pretty cool and the first thing that came to mind for step through, steel, quality and...
12-17-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,741
Posted By Carverbiker

I ride on the flats mostly with some steep...

I ride on the flats mostly with some steep rollers thrown in. 50/34 chainrings with either 14--28 or 14 -32 cassettes. I take a 14-28 and 11-32 to make the 14-32. I really like the one tooth jumps...
12-16-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,735
Posted By Road Fan

Moisture, I also think that what you wrote is not...

Moisture, I also think that what you wrote is not a comprehensive point of view. But your title set the expectation that it is applicable to all riders on all machines. For example, riders of Raleigh...
12-12-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By wgscott

Yes, both rings can be changed. But you will need...

Yes, both rings can be changed. But you will need to use theirs:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1325/dsc09054_0b329ef526e9b6c5c45f35ae87fdffacc6c4517c.jpg

I have it,...
12-12-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By alcjphil

Not a variable bolt count. Rather, it is a...

Not a variable bolt count. Rather, it is a variable bolt circle. Not all rings will fit unless they use the same number of bolts that the crank requires
12-11-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,700
Posted By shrimp123

and here is the back side for all to lust about ...

and here is the back side for all to lust about


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12-10-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By mack_turtle

are you certain that the new crankset will play...

are you certain that the new crankset will play nice with your existing bottom bracket spindle length? I'd check that as well.
12-04-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,787
Posted By jay4usc

did you forget to take your meds?

did you forget to take your meds?
12-03-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,669
Posted By Gresp15C

Frame with horizontal dropouts or track ends,...

Frame with horizontal dropouts or track ends, although if a bike has track ends, chances are good that it already has a fixed or flip-flop hub.

While not fixed gear, six of the bikes in my...
12-03-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,669
Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

A blue one purchased by a dude named Mark at a...

A blue one purchased by a dude named Mark at a Tallahassee bike shop in September of 1972.
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