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10-02-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,978
Posted By BoraxKid

I'm actually looking into getting one of those...

I'm actually looking into getting one of those for commutes. I think they make a lot of sense for commuting, since the amount of work stuff I need to take home each day varies depending on current...
09-23-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By BoraxKid

So, the question you're asking is going to...

So, the question you're asking is going to trigger all sorts of dogmatic responses from certain ilk on this forum as to why their preferred technique is best, but the truth is you should keep doing...
09-22-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,773
Posted By BoraxKid

I'm not telling anyone the "best way" to do...

I'm not telling anyone the "best way" to do anything here. Stop making things up to be upset about. All I did was point out the deficiencies in the design of an upright bike when it comes to long...
09-22-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By BoraxKid

That spacer is used to take up the extra space on...

That spacer is used to take up the extra space on a 10-speed compatible freehub body when running a 9-speed cassette. Your 11-speed cassette does not need a spacer, because it was designed to use all...
09-22-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,773
Posted By BoraxKid

As I said in my first post, I was familiar with...

As I said in my first post, I was familiar with Rivendell bikes before I heard the name Grant Petersen. I was also familiar with Surly, All-City, State, Velo Orange, and other companies that make...
09-22-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,160
Posted By BoraxKid

Yup, too many people on here just keep...

Yup, too many people on here just keep virtue-signaling how "great" the almighty LBS is, as though bike shops are infallible. This happens despite the well-known fact that many, many local bike shops...
09-21-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,773
Posted By BoraxKid

I've never heard of Grant Petersen before this...

I've never heard of Grant Petersen before this thread, even though I've heard of Rivendell bikes. Is he related to Jordan Petersen? If so, that would explain the "turn trollposting into a career"...
09-17-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By BoraxKid

Wow, you sound extremely secure in yourself and...

Wow, you sound extremely secure in yourself and not at all like someone that is projecting false machismo as a compensating mechanism. I applaud your resolve. Let us know if you can get permission...
09-17-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By BoraxKid

Yes. i've done this before, once because I needed...

Yes. i've done this before, once because I needed a functional wheel to be able to drive my car, and another time as a stylistic choice.



The premise of this question is flawed, as it assumes a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,408
Posted By BoraxKid

Better weather and correct tire pressure are two...

Better weather and correct tire pressure are two things I've noticed that can dramatically improve the ride, and that usually translates to an easier time putting out power. I'm not surprised that a...
09-16-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,644
Posted By BoraxKid

"Expensive" is a relative term. I don't think...

"Expensive" is a relative term. I don't think road bikes are expensive at all, but I understand the level of design and work necessary to make them. I'm sure some of the margins on selling new bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 979
Posted By BoraxKid

This thread is probably relevant to your...

This thread is probably relevant to your interests:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/368678-sachs-new-success-info.html

To add gears to your cassette (i.e. change from 8 to 10/11...
09-10-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,253
Posted By BoraxKid

It sounds to me like your friend is mostly...

It sounds to me like your friend is mostly correct, with some caveats. Some people absolutely build their own bike because they want to select every individual component themselves, instead of being...
09-09-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,123
Posted By BoraxKid

What type of riding do you plan to do? If you are...

What type of riding do you plan to do? If you are thinking of staying on pavement, a road bike, endurance bike, or even a hybrid would suit that application. If you want to ride off road, a gravel...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,466
Posted By BoraxKid

Nah, if the temps are in that range and it's...

Nah, if the temps are in that range and it's going to rain, I'm just not going out. Somehow, rain in 30-40F weather is worse than biking while it's snowing. I would much rather bike through a 2-4...
09-08-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,735
Posted By BoraxKid

huh? I gave advice on how OP might adjust their...

huh? I gave advice on how OP might adjust their drivetrain to better suit their preferred riding style. Everything I said is technically valid. What are you trying to say with your comment?
09-08-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,408
Posted By BoraxKid

Nope. My calculator app in Windows returns -832....

Nope. My calculator app in Windows returns -832. Every time. I get the same result on my phone's calculator app. What app are you using that it gets PEMDAS wrong?
09-08-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 863
Posted By BoraxKid

Did you read OP's post? apparently how to button...

Did you read OP's post? apparently how to button it up is not intuitive, hence OP had to seek advice from strangers on the internet.
09-04-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,711
Posted By BoraxKid

Thoughts on my new jersey?

I bought some cheap jerseys from AliExpress to fill out my rotation. I really like the colorway on this one, and it reminds of what it's for, in case I accidentally grab it before going to play...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,056
Posted By BoraxKid

Yes, you should have started fitting the tire...

Yes, you should have started fitting the tire from directly opposite the valve, and then finished at the valve. The way I was taught, and what has worked for me for years, is to finish at the valve....
09-03-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By BoraxKid

I guess one person's "wraparound sunglasses" are...

I guess one person's "wraparound sunglasses" are another person's "goggles." Potato potato, I guess.
09-02-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,283
Posted By BoraxKid

Calm down. It's not my website, and I'm not the...

Calm down. It's not my website, and I'm not the one advocating for it. Someone asked the question "why does this exist?" and I gave the reason why. Why are you so defensive?
09-02-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,283
Posted By BoraxKid

Too often, dangerous drivers are let off with...

Too often, dangerous drivers are let off with inadequate penalties because it's their first time in court.

By reporting dangerous drivers, a record will exist of their dangerous activities. Should...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 15,152
Posted By BoraxKid

So you changed the bike AND tires (and had...

So you changed the bike AND tires (and had experience for your second run) and yet you're concluding it was ONLY the tires that caused you to lock up the wheels during the descent? That's not how...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 15,152
Posted By BoraxKid

Well, no, steel drum testing is not actually...

Well, no, steel drum testing is not actually relevant to real road conditions. That is the lesson we've learned over the last few years, and it's why many, many cyclists have reduced their tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 15,152
Posted By BoraxKid

A lot of the hate comes from a few years ago when...

A lot of the hate comes from a few years ago when people were still over-inflating their tires. If you over-inflate the Gatorskins, you're gonna have a bad time. But if you keep them inflated to less...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,756
Posted By BoraxKid

My experience is that 85% of statistics in...

My experience is that 85% of statistics in internet forums are made up on the spot to support a spurious argument. I think you have some internal bias going on, and you're probably just seeing...
09-01-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By BoraxKid

This sounds less like a scam and more like OP...

This sounds less like a scam and more like OP failing to read the fine print. Glad to know I have nothing to fear.
08-28-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,415
Posted By BoraxKid

The amount of rust in OP's pictures could be...

The amount of rust in OP's pictures could be hiding bigger issues. It should be cleaned off to make sure everything underneath the rust is as it should be. And it's doubtful that the grease in the...
08-28-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,415
Posted By BoraxKid

I would make sure the wheels are still...

I would make sure the wheels are still serviceable, since you might end up needing to replace them if you find serious internal issues. Start by cleaning all the dirt and rust off the bike, and then...
08-28-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By BoraxKid

The ad claims "Dura Ace components" but the...

The ad claims "Dura Ace components" but the pictures clearly show Bontrager cranks. Upon closer inspection, it looks like the only DA components you can see on the bike are the brakes. That strikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,082
Posted By BoraxKid

Hambini is not just a clown, he's the whole...

Hambini is not just a clown, he's the whole circus. Don't take his videos with a grain of salt, flush them down the toilet along with his crackpot nonsense.
08-27-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,072
Posted By BoraxKid

Just a quick tip: your local LBS is probably...

Just a quick tip: your local LBS is probably swamped with maintenance jobs right now (assuming they are competently managed). So your job of mounting new tires could be delayed several days or more....
08-27-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 986
Posted By BoraxKid

If you want to work out the "best" shifting...

If you want to work out the "best" shifting progression for your bike, this article, Gear Theory for Bicyclists, should explain it pretty well:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-theory.html

I...
08-27-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 986
Posted By BoraxKid

Nope, wrong again. My triple is used thusly: big...

Nope, wrong again. My triple is used thusly: big ring for most riding, middle ring for most climbing, small ring for extreme and/or loaded climbing.
08-26-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,036
Posted By BoraxKid

My wife's cycling shorts have a differently...

My wife's cycling shorts have a differently shaped chamois than any of my cycling shorts; this is true for any brands that we compare. The panels that comprise the legs and seat also seem to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,269
Posted By BoraxKid

Missed Connection?

I was out last Thursday doing my usual weeknight loop, but this time I was going solo (normally my wife and I ride together, but she had to work late). I decided to see what kind of average speed I...
08-24-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,186
Posted By BoraxKid

+1 for this suggestion. I use that one for my...

+1 for this suggestion. I use that one for my touring bike. I actually had someone tell me in a parking lot, "wow! that back light is SUPER bright!" I just told him, "yes, that's that point" and went...
08-24-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,186
Posted By BoraxKid

I just recently bought this one for my new road...

I just recently bought this one for my new road bike:

https://cygolite.com/product/hotrod-50-usb/

It's $30 USD, plenty bright, and charges via USB. It has several flash modes to choose from, as...
08-21-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By BoraxKid

If you're not having issues with shifting or...

If you're not having issues with shifting or chain skipping, I can't see much reason to replace them. Are you wearing out chains & cassettes faster than before? That's the only other reason I can see...
08-21-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 10,453
Posted By BoraxKid

I would. In fact, my wife and I went there for...

I would. In fact, my wife and I went there for our honeymoon in 2016. We spent a week in the Tenderloin neighborhood in a cheap, non-corporate motel, and we loved every minute of it. We walked to...
08-21-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By BoraxKid

I've spotted plenty of pros wearing summer base...

I've spotted plenty of pros wearing summer base layers under their jerseys at both the tours of France and Spain. That's actually how I discovered summer base layers in the first place: I saw a pro...
08-21-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By BoraxKid

Take a read at this article:...

Take a read at this article: https://www.cyclist.co.uk/in-depth/1263/should-you-still-wear-a-base-layer-in-the-summer

Whether or not the jersey by itself will help with sweat wicking depends on...
08-20-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 504
Posted By BoraxKid

After you verify that your derailleur hanger is...

After you verify that your derailleur hanger is straight, I would undo the shifter cable at the pinch point, reset your barrel adjuster, and follow the Park Tool video instructions for setting up a...
08-20-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,340
Posted By BoraxKid

The guidance in my region is that masks are not...

The guidance in my region is that masks are not necessary while outside for exercise, with the assumption that you are not in close proximity to other people while running, jogging, or cycling. Based...
08-20-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 10,453
Posted By BoraxKid

well actually, it's the additional insulation...

well actually, it's the additional insulation that makes the house better. being less wasteful by using less energy to heat or cool the building is a quantifiable advantage.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,109
Posted By BoraxKid

Well actually, my expectation that cyclists will...

Well actually, my expectation that cyclists will respect other MUP users is the very definition of realistic. If you won't respect other trail users, stay off the trail.
08-19-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 10,453
Posted By BoraxKid

Age is not the only factor in determining to what...

Age is not the only factor in determining to what generation a person identifies; shared values and experiences are far more important in this regard. You should re-explore the works of Chuck...
08-19-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 10,453
Posted By BoraxKid

Let's see: claiming older technology is...

Let's see:

claiming older technology is better than anything new
claiming "no point" to new tech, while remaining completely ignorant to how new tech was created
completely ignorant of why...
08-17-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By BoraxKid

Your answer is beyond useless. OP has a question...

Your answer is beyond useless. OP has a question about why their functional bike stopped functioning, and you decide to brow beat them over where they decided to make their purchase? You are the...
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