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Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,081
Posted By ssedha

Is this too good to be true? It's an Orbea Aqua...

Is this too good to be true?
It's an Orbea Aqua (https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/501097641034428/) (Seller mentions 2014-2015). I can't seem to find any information on the bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,081
Posted By jolathe

i bought a 1988 used Trek a couple weeks ago,...

i bought a 1988 used Trek a couple weeks ago, mainly because I wanted to try a drop-handlebar bike, and like you've found, unless you spend thousands or go low-price, new is difficult to find. When...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,417
Posted By popeye

The longer you wait the better your knowledge...

The longer you wait the better your knowledge will be making a decision. You can swap gears but it never gets easier, you just get faster and the hills steeper. You get out of it what you put into...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,302
Posted By indyfabz

:popcorn:popcorn Help yourselves.

:popcorn:popcorn

Help yourselves.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 27,219
Views: 17,793,174
Posted By VintageSteelEU

Motobecane Grand Sprint 1979 (not Grand Record,...

Motobecane Grand Sprint 1979 (not Grand Record, but no Grand Sprint decals were available) with Shimano 105 derailleurs, brakes and brake levers, IRD Swiss BB, Ultegra 6400 crankset, Lyotard pedals,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,488
Posted By genejockey

I can see riding a bike where, if you forget to...

I can see riding a bike where, if you forget to charge your battery, you can't change gears. But one where you can't stop? Nuh-uh.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,432
Posted By mruneedahelmet

I've been romancing getting a gravel bike too;...

I've been romancing getting a gravel bike too; everything between buying something in a showroom and throwing the parts bin at my derelict mountain bike. Of course putting the fattest tires I can on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,250
Posted By msu2001la

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,250
Posted By Koyote

Hideous.

Hideous.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 02:22 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,504
Posted By Sy Reene

The 2020 line of goatheads I've heard are even...

The 2020 line of goatheads I've heard are even less laterally compliant but still vertically stiff.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,606
Posted By berner

I had the same problem with my bike when it was...

I had the same problem with my bike when it was new. The offset caused the bike to pull noticeably to one side. After much measuring and I may even have resorted to some prayer, I carefully used a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,549
Posted By Bah Humbug

What are you looking to get out of this thread?

What are you looking to get out of this thread?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,072
Posted By noodle soup

It's the same as on the road. The person that...

It's the same as on the road. The person that caused the wreck, usually flees the scene if they are able, and there are no witnesses.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,733
Posted By caloso

Generally only on a hill climb. I generally have...

Generally only on a hill climb. I generally have stuff in my pockets that I don't want swinging around.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,733
Posted By GlennR

When i'm sweating bullets and there's a breeze, i...

When i'm sweating bullets and there's a breeze, i will unzip my jersey. I don't do it all the way since I don't want it "fluttering" since my cellphone is in the middle pocket (and it hides my gut)....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,272
Posted By bbbean

It's a loose ride. You're riding for fun. If you...

It's a loose ride. You're riding for fun. If you don't feel like hammering, don't hammer. If you don't feel like dawdling, don't dawdle. If you need tighter parameters than that, form a more...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,602
Posted By njkayaker

It might be unnecessary but who cares? The...

It might be unnecessary but who cares?

The issue with washing them (which you agree has a simple solution) isn't a reason not to buy gloves with velcro.

"Unnecessary" is a rather weak...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,602
Posted By 79pmooney

Segoi makes gloves without velcro. I take my...

Segoi makes gloves without velcro. I take my velcro'd gloves and just stick the straps shut and toss them in the wash.

I haven't tried this but I bet Fabreeze would kill the smell. It handles...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,143
Posted By atwl77

Or just use the valve nut instead of throwing it...

Or just use the valve nut instead of throwing it away?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,272
Posted By Sy Reene

A stated pace is fine as far as it goes. ...

A stated pace is fine as far as it goes. However, my experience is that this falls apart if the routes are hilly, and combined with whether or not the leader of the ride is a rotated role. You can...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By DrIsotope

Commonly seen singles: Glove Shoe ...

Commonly seen singles:

Glove
Shoe
Sock

A few weeks back, I saw a lone sneaker in the gutter. Some quarter mile later, there was it's partner, and I actually exclaimed aloud, "Heeeeyyyy!!"...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 07:07 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,151
Posted By guadzilla

It isnt easy being awesome.

It isnt easy being awesome.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,592
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Many wear a cycling cap or du-rag underneath the...

Many wear a cycling cap or du-rag underneath the helmet to catch the sweat.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,269
Posted By jfranci3

Is that a carbon faring rim with a AL core or...

Is that a carbon faring rim with a AL core or full carbon? If you take the tire off, is there shiny metal inside? If it's a faring wheel, I wouldn't sweat it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,816
Posted By shelbyfv

You are correct. Nominally 25mm, though actual...

You are correct. Nominally 25mm, though actual width has been known to vary in either direction.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,390
Posted By asgelle

So the pace was fine while he was doing the work,...

So the pace was fine while he was doing the work, but when it came time to do your share suddenly it was too slow and you had to pick it up even if it meant he got dropped. Nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 27,219
Views: 17,793,174
Posted By BoozyMcliverRot

How I got it,initial SS build and finally how it...

How I got it,initial SS build and finally how it is now.

​​​​​​I laid a light dusting of prism metal flake over the shark grey base for a little razzle dazzle without being in your face bling....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 16,722
Posted By rubiksoval

Don't draft people uninvited and this won't be an...

Don't draft people uninvited and this won't be an issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 555,032
Posted By rjones28

Good times

Good times
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,215
Posted By Bah Humbug

Wait until you try an actual nice tire. ;)

Wait until you try an actual nice tire. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,965
Posted By tomato coupe

1) Gunshot wounds on two occasions. (Luckily only...

1) Gunshot wounds on two occasions. (Luckily only small caliber flesh wounds.)
2) One minor bite injury from a young mountain lion.
3) Fractured femur.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,139
Posted By big john

When I get rapid heartbeat at night it's because...

When I get rapid heartbeat at night it's because of a hard effort with dehydration. It's annoying trying to sleep when your heart is thumping fast and loud.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,859
Posted By Siu Blue Wind

Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27,219
Views: 17,793,174
Posted By Schlafen

Why is the last page 1064...out of 1071?

Why is the last page 1064...out of 1071?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,144
Posted By DOS

A regular occurrence in my weekend group.It...

A regular occurrence in my weekend group.It started years ago as mostly social group but has gotten more intense as some guys have gotten into racing and training to hit personal goals at endurance...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,624
Posted By canklecat

Yup, you can get accustomed to the mirror. I...

Yup, you can get accustomed to the mirror. I hated the Take-A-Look the first week I used it. Very disorienting and distracting. By the second week I was less tempted to rip it off and toss it in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,297
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

A friend just bought a secondhand Giant Defy 2...

A friend just bought a secondhand Giant Defy 2 from his brother for your budget.

I think your best bet is to find someone local selling a bike, around 3-5yrs old, aluminum, nothing fancy... and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,297
Posted By Germanrazor

He may have found his bike and busy riding like...

He may have found his bike and busy riding like he stole it....LOL
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,403
Posted By BluFalconActual

Here’s mine. Now, etap makes it a lot easier to...

Here’s mine. Now, etap makes it a lot easier to make everything clean but it does seem that more and more bikes are going fully internal cabled. Sadly, if you want a mechanical drivetrain, changing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,790
Posted By pullings

Yes.....Had to change two in one day once which...

Yes.....Had to change two in one day once which made my right thumb sore.
The secret to success is to work the bead of the mounted/fully-deflated tire into the center of rim making sure tube is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,624
Posted By gios

Attached to my glasses, take-a-look...

Attached to my glasses, take-a-look (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000C17M26/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) attaches quickly and I can track cars coming up on me and see where...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,778
Posted By WhyFi

^^^ In fairness, the paint job on that kids' bike...

^^^ In fairness, the paint job on that kids' bike looks to be quite a bit better than the paint job on that multi-thousand dollar Pinarello frame... which is also quite sad.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,778
Posted By mstateglfr

Funny enough, I was working on one of my kids'...

Funny enough, I was working on one of my kids' mtbs last night and realized her rd hanger is painted. I built the bike from the frame up and hadn't noticed...poor attention to detail on my part!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,778
Posted By WhyFi

Ah, I see the listing and the painted hanger on...

Ah, I see the listing and the painted hanger on the photo for that white/blue colorway. That's some ******g horrendous QC, but I would think that it's just that blob of paint flaking off. I probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,778
Posted By melikebikey35

I'm guessing it's a fake, as well. The paint...

I'm guessing it's a fake, as well.
The paint job is horrendous, and nobody paints a frame with the derailleur hanger on it. Definitely send it back, if you can.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,949
Posted By WhyFi

That you hear "once I tried on bibs, I never went...

That you hear "once I tried on bibs, I never went back," much, much more frequently than, "I tried bibs and went back to shorts" should be telling.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,650
Posted By merlinextraligh

The guy was actually being nice. He was doing...

The guy was actually being nice. He was
doing intervals, and his comment essentially was saying, don’t worry, I can’t keep this pace up for the whole climb either.

Broader point, there will...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,650
Posted By guadzilla

Yeah, but did either of you wave?

Yeah, but did either of you wave?
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