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Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,214
Posted By MSchott

Geez what a bunch of close minded fuddy duddy’s....

Geez what a bunch of close minded fuddy duddy’s. They are concepts and more art than function. On purpose. There is a 100 plus year history in the auto business of concept cars with certain styling...
09-22-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By dsaul

Totally normal. When pedaling forward, the...

Totally normal. When pedaling forward, the derailleur pulleys align the chain with the selected cog. When pedaling backward, the top run of chain has nothing to keep it aligned with the selected...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,295
Posted By ljsense

No one has mentioned the spokes themselves. I...

No one has mentioned the spokes themselves. I can't tell from the photo for sure, but these look like straight gauge spokes. I'd rather have a spoke break before a rim.

Rims need tension to make a...
09-12-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,246
Posted By MikeyMK

Smash the posh further in with a lump hammer, to...

Smash the posh further in with a lump hammer, to break the bond it has with the surface. Not so far that it hits the bottle-cage mount.

Note - this may wreck it.
09-11-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,835
Posted By downhillmaster

Fast group riding requires basic skills easily...

Fast group riding requires basic skills easily acquired in a short amount of time.
You keep yelling at other cyclists though bro :rolleyes:
09-11-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,835
Posted By Spoonrobot

Talk about nit-picking a thread to death...

Talk about nit-picking a thread to death :rolleyes:



I agree with the OP's point. At the extreme end - I was doing practice races with Cat A/B track cyclists who had years of experience...
09-10-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 34,636
Posted By Kapusta

I would like to take this opportunity to point...

I would like to take this opportunity to point out that the guy catching air in the video thumbnail is riding on his hoods :)

It is also worth pointing out that for UCI races (and some others as...
09-09-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 34,636
Posted By bargeon

. . . If the Boys wanna fight you better let'em ....

. . . If the Boys wanna fight you better let'em . . .
09-06-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 34,636
Posted By wphamilton

I confess, I don't get the whole argument. Grip...

I confess, I don't get the whole argument. Grip on the hoods is as good as gripping the bars. Weight distribution is about the same also, so I don't get "more control" nor "power transfer". ...
09-05-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 34,636
Posted By cyccommute

Give it a rest. indyfabz and I are both touring...

Give it a rest. indyfabz and I are both touring cyclists. That may bother your racer sensibilities but we do rides that you wouldn't even consider. We load our bikes that already weigh more than...
09-04-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 34,636
Posted By Happy Feet

Your wish is my command. These are the...

Your wish is my command.

These are the mechanical disc version of the Taigra ST4700 groupset. The hydraulic version would be even easier to apply and require less finger reach and/or strength.

...
09-04-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 34,636
Posted By cyccommute

I've done lots and lots of group rides. I don't...

I've done lots and lots of group rides. I don't race and never have but I've ridden in lots of groups with people I don't know.



No. No they won't. My hands aren't just resting on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,855
Posted By Dean V

So I can see there is a definite following of Ti...

So I can see there is a definite following of Ti for old guys that like to keep their bike for years and years.
But I do not see how that relates to why a Pro would want one for racing on.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,050
Posted By DrIsotope

Let's talk for minute about actually riding a...

Let's talk for minute about actually riding a bicycle. For the sake of clarity, we'll (mostly) discard the hyperbolic nonsense associated with big chainrings, i.e what they can do above 35mph....
08-28-19, 02:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,112
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Someone decided to make a fake Technium out of a...

Someone decided to make a fake Technium out of a high end lugged steel bike? It would be funny if it was a "Breaking Away" Masi Criterium under that blue and white paint.

I love my Technium, but...
08-27-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,279
Posted By ThermionicScott

There is an even simpler explanation for this: ...

There is an even simpler explanation for this: inner rim width is measured at the bead hooks and the rim bed is wider than that. With classic high-pressure clincher rims, the difference was around...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,980
Posted By prairiepedaler

A timely thread. I ride the BRC ...

A timely thread. I ride the BRC (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1076626-brc-packmule-3rd-world-hauler.html)43'lber all the time and I don't want to push myself too hard on it because it...
08-23-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,428
Posted By Machka

No ... I go into a service station and buy the...

No ... I go into a service station and buy the water.
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,616
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I bought a filter at Costco to make my thoughts...

I bought a filter at Costco to make my thoughts taste better, those municipal thoughts have other crap in them.
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,616
Posted By ahsposo

How Pure Are Your Thoughts?

Please let us know.
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,414
Posted By clemsongirl

a lawsuit over their false comparisons with...

a lawsuit over their false comparisons with bottled water in ads and the claims their products were tested by the FDA, which doesn’t regulate them, ended with their being forced to stop both are also...
08-06-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,196
Posted By Hypno Toad

And yet you fail to see the irony here.......

And yet you fail to see the irony here.... [/shrug]
08-05-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,142
Posted By TenGrainBread

If you really must put on a carbon fork, the best...

If you really must put on a carbon fork, the best option would be a Wound Up composite fork. They will do a steel threaded 1-inch steerer for you so you can use your original headset if desired.
...
08-05-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By shelbyfv

I wonder why some people are especially sensitive...

I wonder why some people are especially sensitive to Q? Prior knee injury maybe? I see it discussed on the internet but never among the folks I ride with. I used to ride a couple of Shimano...
08-05-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,882
Posted By ddeand

Most bike shops have a queue for the work that...

Most bike shops have a queue for the work that needs to be done, the estimated amount of time that the work will take, and estimates for any aspects of the work that will take more time - that’s how...
08-05-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,882
Posted By indyfabz

UPS next-day service is more expensive than...

UPS next-day service is more expensive than ground service. Does that surprise you?
08-01-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,015
Posted By tyrion

Exactly. Gravel bikes are hybrids for cool kids.

Exactly. Gravel bikes are hybrids for cool kids.
07-25-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,740
Posted By non-fixie

Never, ever wear sandals: ...

Never, ever wear sandals:

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,621
Posted By downhillmaster

In the end you weighed all of the information and...

In the end you weighed all of the information and used logic and your keen intellect to chose the bike that made the most sense based upon your expert analysis. Getting the bike thousands below it’s...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,621
Posted By ksryder

By BikeForums logic then he should or should not...

By BikeForums logic then he should or should not have been taking the lane and/or wearing a helmet.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,621
Posted By seypat

That looks good.........But Aluminum bikes aren't...

That looks good.........But Aluminum bikes aren't as cool as CF or Ti. You can't brag about them at the office watercooler. That's the real issue with Al. Maybe if you pronounce aluminum like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,621
Posted By seau grateau

Confirmation bias is fun.

Confirmation bias is fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,621
Posted By velopig

It is an urban myth that carbon is inherently...

It is an urban myth that carbon is inherently unreliable over time and prone to failure after any minor mishap or impact. This has long since been shown as incorrect. There are millions of carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,621
Posted By datlas

Of course the real question is do you really...

Of course the real question is do you really “need” to convert to disc brakes.

If you you want to, it’s your choice how you do it but rim brakes are plenty viable on a road bike.

(ducks)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,621
Posted By growlerdinky

What's wrong with the "full rim brakes" on your...

What's wrong with the "full rim brakes" on your Vortex?
07-14-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,640
Posted By ksryder

Counterpoint: zombie threads are funny and...

Counterpoint: zombie threads are funny and entertaining.

Someone who must spend hours creating nested quotes that no one reads can't really complain that zombie threads waste their time.
06-25-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,191
Posted By gregf83

I don't really know what your point is. Everyone...

I don't really know what your point is. Everyone accepts running is harder on the body than cycling and runners generally put in fewer training hours per week.

You're on a bike forum so most...
06-24-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,439
Posted By fliplap

Half clips. All the positioning, none of the foot...

Half clips. All the positioning, none of the foot trapping retention.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,612
Posted By Doge

Sometimes you have to give up quality and...

Sometimes you have to give up quality and performance if you want the very best.
06-21-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,180
Posted By onyerleft

Ohforchrissake, go for the Motobecane. BD's...

Ohforchrissake, go for the Motobecane. BD's titanium bikes are the best bikes they offer, and they're fine bikes by any standard. Do some research and you'll find that people rave about them. ...
06-15-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,297
Posted By Troul

hanging a carrot from a string attached to an...

hanging a carrot from a string attached to an over hanging stick affixed to the handle bars. One of these days I'll get it!
06-05-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,668
Posted By cyccommute

The problem I see with mountain bikes is that...

The problem I see with mountain bikes is that they are being set up and marketed for rather short rides or for multiple laps on a know course. For example, I recently overheard a conversation where...
06-05-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,668
Posted By rydabent

Why not have a triple. What does say a 28 tooth...

Why not have a triple. What does say a 28 tooth granny gear weigh. And---------------maybe at the end of a long day a detour forces your very tired body to climb a very steep hill to get home. ...
06-05-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,132
Posted By DiabloScott

Nope. Not unless something is really really...

Nope. Not unless something is really really wrong, which you certainly would've noticed in performance. So:

1. Maybe it's not really worn out and the LBS is wrong. Probability 99%
2. Maybe the...
06-05-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,668
Posted By cyccommute

In answer to your cons: The weight is...

In answer to your cons:

The weight is only “unnecessary” if you don’t need it. If you need it, it’s worth carrying.
I’ve never had a triple that was “clumsy” while shifting. I have 8...
06-05-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,668
Posted By cyccommute

So do you carry all the stuff to “match your...

So do you carry all the stuff to “match your gears to the terrain” if the terrain changes? Your method is okay if all you ever ride is on roads that you’ve been on before or if you ride laps around...
06-05-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,429
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Ah, wg, I can identify. Nothing in my riding...

Ah, wg, I can identify. Nothing in my riding remotely related to the Greatest Of All Time. So I'm looking for a firm that will, instead of "GOAT" rims, formulate "WALRUS" rims. With good...
06-05-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,429
Posted By wgscott

I can feel differences between my two steel road...

I can feel differences between my two steel road bikes. (One has SLX tubing, which is rather stiff in a small frame.)
06-05-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,668
Posted By indyfabz

Tour with a triple. 9 speed. Wouldn't have it any...

Tour with a triple. 9 speed. Wouldn't have it any other way. I don't like giant steps between gears. Nothing worse to me than climbing some mountain pass and having to choose between spinning too...
05-29-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,556
Posted By base2

To your post as a whole: Consider the whole thing...

To your post as a whole: Consider the whole thing as a complete package sort of deal.

Some of us here are still rocking mid-90's hardtails with bonded aluminum tubes with full XTR and RockShox...
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