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03-04-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Because you are taller than average you need an...

Because you are taller than average you need an XL bike frame.

Because you are over 20lbs you need something with robust wheels, esp. hub bearings. Most bikes under $500 come with a 'freewheel'...
03-04-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 267
Posted By hokiefyd

U-brakes have the mounting bosses "above" the...

U-brakes have the mounting bosses "above" the braking surface while cantilever or linear pull brakes (called V-brakes by Shimano) have the mounting bosses "below" the braking surface. Be watchful for...
03-03-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,188
Posted By Phil_gretz

$40 on AliExpress. Perfectly fine quality for...

$40 on AliExpress. Perfectly fine quality for periodic use.
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03-03-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,110
Posted By mstateglfr

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03-03-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By MrWasabi

Just scored a new Thomson Elite seatpost for a...

Just scored a new Thomson Elite seatpost for a little over my budget. It's 410mm and no setback like I want. On the length, how much can I trim off? I don't want to take it to the absolute safe limit...
03-03-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,188
Posted By 70sSanO

If you were around in the 60’s, and probably...

If you were around in the 60’s, and probably before, “the man” is not a compliment. The man is considered a synonym for the authority/government/police, as in a threat to one’s youthful lifestyle.
...
03-01-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 689
Posted By veganbikes

Fooker is not a generic RaceFace...it is a poor...

Fooker is not a generic RaceFace...it is a poor knockoff. It is great if you need to support fakes and help the poor Jeff Bezos who is barely the richest man in the entire world, I guess but that...
03-01-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,513
Posted By gtd

To the OP: When I was slightly younger...

To the OP:


When I was slightly younger than you in about 1980, I was in college and had a minimum wage part-time job at an auto parts store in-between my apartment and the school. During high...
03-01-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,508
Posted By AlanO

Tell them to fix it.

Tell them to fix it.
02-28-21, 02:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,353
Posted By DiabloScott

What brings you here dcalkin?

What brings you here dcalkin?
02-27-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 713
Posted By Rolla

Learning what gearing other people have found...

Learning what gearing other people have found success with can be helpful to those who want to minimize the trial-and-error. If gearing questions are problematic for you, don't click on the thread.
02-26-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By mrmb

According to Surly...460mm Using that figure...

According to Surly...460mm

Using that figure I was able to find what appears to be a good combo. I will try it this weekend.

Thanks for the link
02-26-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 526
Posted By t3rm3y

:D annoyingly i had some adjustable wrench pliers...

:D annoyingly i had some adjustable wrench pliers that had a slight curve and i was able to get these on and turn the ring a fair bit more so not its quite tight (whether it meets the 400 kgfcm i...
02-26-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By jgwilliams

Wouldn't be the first time! I blame the...

Wouldn't be the first time! I blame the manufacturers for having too many confusing standards. ;)
02-26-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 713
Posted By rustystrings61

38x16 on 32 mm tires is 64 gear inches. The old...

38x16 on 32 mm tires is 64 gear inches. The old British cycling manuals used to recommend a 65-in gear for gentlemen's single geared bikes, and a 60-in gear for ladies. When Rivendell introduced...
02-25-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 932
Posted By Unca_Sam

:foo: Austin must be a hell of a place.

:foo: Austin must be a hell of a place.
02-25-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 770
Posted By genejockey

Unless you have a good handle on bike fit, buying...

Unless you have a good handle on bike fit, buying a bike by mail is a dodgy proposition. I bought an Endurace from Canyon this summer. Given my height and inseam (6', 34.5"), Canyon would have had...
02-24-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 932
Posted By 70sSanO

A lot like Utah, but even fewer bars. ...

A lot like Utah, but even fewer bars.

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02-24-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By Kapusta

It might help to know exactly what fork and rear...

It might help to know exactly what fork and rear shock you have (FWIW, the front is called a "fork". "shock" refers to the rear one)

Go back to my last post. It depends what you mean by...
02-24-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 932
Posted By indyfabz

I can just imagine the threads that would start...

I can just imagine the threads that would start in the A&S forum. :innocent:
02-24-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 932
Posted By indyfabz

GMC Denali.

GMC Denali.
02-23-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,508
Posted By tomato coupe

Congratulations, you have identified the most...

Congratulations, you have identified the most incompetent bike mechanics and shop owners on the planet. As a public service, you probably should list the shops(s) they are associated with so everyone...
02-23-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 816
Posted By jfmckenna

It's not like canti's have been around for over...

It's not like canti's have been around for over one hundred years or anything :D

Just make sure to get the right pad for your rims. Makes a big difference.
02-23-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,508
Posted By 63rickert

Have to agree with you, dunces and snowflakes is...

Have to agree with you, dunces and snowflakes is quite accurate. Where are the rides populated by the competent? Those are distant memories.

Again, were it so simple as bikeforums would have it,...
02-23-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,508
Posted By Kapusta

Has the OP called Trek, yet? I would not...

Has the OP called Trek, yet?

I would not waste any more time talking or arguing over this until the OP calls Trek.
02-23-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By RickJay

Sorry about that, thats the one Im thinking of....

Sorry about that, thats the one Im thinking of. Rebuilding is for another day.
02-23-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,508
Posted By GlennR

I bet the shop that sold it would say, "bring it...

I bet the shop that sold it would say, "bring it back and we'll fix it". Not sure if the original shop ever took it out of the box or did any setup.

BTW, here's the pull on my Sram Rival CX1 and...
02-23-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 898
Posted By Wildwood

Bike frames are made of Aluminum, Titanium,...

Bike frames are made of
Aluminum, Titanium, Iron, Carbon (fibre), Magnesium, wood, or bamboo.
Maybe this helps...
02-23-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,110
Posted By AlmostTrick

Wait, so it can be a gravel ride even when there...

Wait, so it can be a gravel ride even when there is no gravel? Seems like you'd need another bike for that.
02-23-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,382
Posted By jadocs

One bolt systems are indexed so if your ideal...

One bolt systems are indexed so if your ideal "tilt" is between index points you are forced to settle on the index either above or below your ideal point. Two bolt systems are not indexed and are...
02-23-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 816
Posted By caloso

I ride single track in Tahoe on my cantilever...

I ride single track in Tahoe on my cantilever cross bike. Tektro CR720 with Koolstop pads.
02-23-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,110
Posted By dsaul

It doesn't need explanation. You either want to...

It doesn't need explanation. You either want to ride a drop bar bike on surfaces other than pavement or you don't. This topic has been done several times before by other people who felt the need to...
02-22-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,793
Posted By masonv45

Never ride close to the line on the side of the...

Never ride close to the line on the side of the road. It "encourages" vehicles behind you to attempt to squeeze by without going into the opposing lane to pass.

Ride far enough away that a car...
02-22-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,110
Posted By Koyote

It’s bike riding. On gravel. God, I can’t...

It’s bike riding. On gravel.

God, I can’t wait for warm weather.
02-22-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,318
Posted By cbrstar

I think a thread like this needs pics! It's...

I think a thread like this needs pics! It's possible you did a 2x instead of a 3x etc. You also can't always go with the "factory" ERD because it might be calculated with a different sized nipples.
02-22-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By woodcraft

Spray-on grease, catching things on fire- this...

Spray-on grease, catching things on fire- this thread has potential!
02-21-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By HillRider

The Tektro caliper brakes I have (R539) do use...

The Tektro caliper brakes I have (R539) do use the same insert pads as Shimano caliper brakes.
02-21-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,508
Posted By Koyote

Sounds like this is a new bike, and you got it...

Sounds like this is a new bike, and you got it from a dealer. Take it in and have them fix it. Your brakes should not rub, and your levers should not go almost to the handlebar when engaging the...
02-20-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 978
Posted By 70sSanO

It was more of a snarky response to the...

It was more of a snarky response to the statistical 99.9% of recreational riders ride on the hoods.

And part of it was the generations of recreational riders that ride/rode downtube friction...
02-20-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 978
Posted By Camilo

I'd recommend to either look into using the drop...

I'd recommend to either look into using the drop bars "on the hoods" vs "in the drops". I would guess that 99.9% of recreational riding is done on the hoods. Some serious riders only spend 70% or so...
02-20-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 978
Posted By Kapusta

It sounds like what you want is a flat bar road...

It sounds like what you want is a flat bar road bike. Keep looking, they are out there. Or if you want something high end you may have to buy a drop bar bike and do a conversion.

There is no point...
02-19-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 909
Posted By HD3andMe

I don't know why anyone would want a POS camera....

I don't know why anyone would want a POS camera. They are crappy.

Now, for a P&S camera, the Sony RX100 series are very nice.
02-19-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By Happy Feet

Or just get a 31.8mm stem and use any flat bar...

Or just get a 31.8mm stem and use any flat bar that will also fit any clip on aerobar. The only problem really is the oversized diameter of the current one.
Forum: BMX
02-19-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By czero8

Never thought that gender specific BMX's exist,...

Never thought that gender specific BMX's exist, been living a lie all these years. Even though its interesting to know they exist.
Forum: BMX
02-19-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By cbrstar

There's different types of BMX riding. Is she...

There's different types of BMX riding. Is she racing or is she looking to do jumps or tricks? We need to know what style of riding you are planning on having her do first.
02-17-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By homelessjoe

parts

Do I have to join the 21 century now....sorry OP for posting antique technology......Ive spent this last year in lockdown rebuilding my fleet of 80s bikes......been working on my chain lines all...
02-17-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 851
Posted By blacknbluebikes

The answer is "less" until you get a pinchflat. ...

The answer is "less" until you get a pinchflat. Start with 40.
02-16-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,014
Posted By Darth Lefty

For your kind of riding any kind of bicycle will...

For your kind of riding any kind of bicycle will do.
02-14-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,166
Posted By Ogsarg

Oh fer cryin out loud. It could not possibly be...

Oh fer cryin out loud. It could not possibly be that people (including pros) prefer the feel/performance of discs that caused their popularity. No, it must be the evil marketing people that are...
02-14-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,166
Posted By Branko D

It doesn't take a big conspiracy to sell people a...

It doesn't take a big conspiracy to sell people a better braking system.
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