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Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Badger6

You cannot install the non-drive side (left)...

You cannot install the non-drive side (left) crank arm incorrectly. The splines are keyed, meaning they are not equally sized and spaced, to ensure that the left arm can only be installed onto the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,265
Posted By WhyFi

It may not manifest on the stopwatch, but it...

It may not manifest on the stopwatch, but it certainly affects handling feel. Bikes with lighter rims/tires feel much more fun and responsive to changes in orientation (less weight, lower angular...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,356
Posted By Kapusta

It is sad that 20+ years of real world proof that...

It is sad that 20+ years of real world proof that high end cartridge bearing hubs are as reliable and robust as cup and cone hubs has duped people into thinking that high end cartridge bearing hubs...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By scottfsmith

The Progretto X2 has completely spoiled me, all...

The Progretto X2 has completely spoiled me, all my other bottoms are sitting in the storage bin.

I measured the inseam on my Aero Race 4, they vary from 10-11" depending on how hard/tight you pull...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,356
Posted By Kapusta

I remember hearing some people making your...

I remember hearing some people making your arguments 20+ years ago when I first started reading internet cycling boards. The arguments made some sense then, or at least raised valid concerns....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,356
Posted By eduskator

I like my loud hub because I don't need a bell....

I like my loud hub because I don't need a bell. You don't even need to announce yourself.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,356
Posted By Hiro11

Yup. I have a 54t star ratchet in a set of wheels...

Yup. I have a 54t star ratchet in a set of wheels with 240s hubs. Loud AF. I just overhauled it with some fresh Shimano freehub lube, still loud AF.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,356
Posted By JohnJ80

I have a number of wheels with 240S hubs in them...

I have a number of wheels with 240S hubs in them with a variety of different ratchets. While there is some difference in noise, itís not huge between the ratchets but the quality of the noise is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,356
Posted By WhyFi

All of the cool, fast kids have loud hubs.

All of the cool, fast kids have loud hubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By cxwrench

8787mi. Exactly. Then everything goes to hell.

8787mi. Exactly. Then everything goes to hell.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,864
Posted By rubiksoval

Some types of bar tape can get very slippery from...

Some types of bar tape can get very slippery from sweat. I will never ride without gloves in the summer because there's such a risk of my hands slipping off the bars. And that's a disaster at speed....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 03:42 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,494
Posted By WhyFi

How many frames do you need to route? If you're...

How many frames do you need to route? If you're doing this for a living, cool, buy the best tools that you can justify. If you're just routing one frame, try some dental floss, a tiny washer and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,494
Posted By cxwrench

I've been using the Park since it came out. Works...

I've been using the Park since it came out. Works well enough most of the time, really well sometimes. Haven't tried any others.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 975
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I thought this would be about cash.

I thought this would be about cash.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By Koyote

It's two pounds heavier than 105 mechanical?...

It's two pounds heavier than 105 mechanical? Yikes.

I'd just buy Ultegra Di2. I don't need a twelfth gear that badly.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,559
Views: 215,919
Posted By robbyville

definitely easier with Shimano. Campy has...

definitely easier with Shimano. Campy has changed spline set up at least twice between eight speed chorus and new. In my case, I wanted to use my modern wheels (the Svís backup I9ís) with my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 9,827
Posted By Eric F

It makes as much sense as his thoughts on CF. At...

It makes as much sense as his thoughts on CF. At least he's consistent.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 9,827
Posted By Eric F

You're wrong. CF has been used in bike...

You're wrong.

CF has been used in bike frames for over 20 years, and continues to be the choice for the top bikes from most manufacturers. Don't you think that if CF was prone to the sudden and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,509
Posted By rubiksoval

Why? Trying to go faster on downhills on a...

Why? Trying to go faster on downhills on a commute just sounds pointless.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,390
Posted By bahula03

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

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Me, trying to figure out what your point is.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,390
Posted By Eric F

If the price is too much for you, don't buy them....

If the price is too much for you, don't buy them.
If they won't enhance your riding, don't buy them.
If you don't understand the advantages, don't buy them.

Also...Why do you care how other...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,390
Posted By Rides4Beer

My alloy wheels were in fact cheaper, but not...

My alloy wheels were in fact cheaper, but not lighter. They're 30mm and weigh 1550g, my carbon wheels are 56mm deep and weigh 1460g. Worth it to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,385
Posted By Seattle Forrest

And if it's the worst problem I've ever heard...

And if it's the worst problem I've ever heard about anybody having with Di2... 🙂
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,316
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, I was a little cautious before the first...

Yeah, I was a little cautious before the first order, too, but they get stuff out in a hurry. My second shipment of tires went from Italy to Minneapolis in two business days - that makes me feel a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,385
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I know someone who thinks the derailleurs look a...

I know someone who thinks the derailleurs look a little funny.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By WhyFi

How old are your Open Pros? They've been around...

How old are your Open Pros? They've been around for ages, but at least some of the newer ones are tubeless (UST) compatible. If they're not UST, I'd forget about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By Leinster

I bought one of these in 2014, it's been on my...

I bought one of these in 2014, it's been on my main bike ever since;...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 69,099
Posted By Inertianinja

Since someone resurrected this thread from 2010,...

Since someone resurrected this thread from 2010, I’ll share what i’ve learned over the past 10+ years.

I’ve learned that degreaser does not work for wax lube, and will serve only to remove the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 69,099
Posted By wgscott

I wonder how the chain is doing, 11 years later.

I wonder how the chain is doing, 11 years later.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,545
Posted By eduskator

Rear tire will always wear out first because of...

Rear tire will always wear out first because of the weight distribution. It is the same thing on a motorcycle. Buy 3 tires, it'll save you some hassle!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By WhyFi

There are going to be a lot of differences here...

There are going to be a lot of differences here and there - internal rim width, hookless vs not, different tire manufacturers/models/generations, etc.

The current Schwalbe Pro One Evo Addix are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,385
Posted By robbyville

Almost but not quite a zombie thread but Iíll add...

Almost but not quite a zombie thread but Iíll add that the guy who bought my bike is still going strong with the DI2 that I installed in 2013 despite the bike having fallen off his bike rack at speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 241,013
Posted By illdrag0n

Just checking in. 8000kms on my AR46. I'm 120kg...

Just checking in. 8000kms on my AR46. I'm 120kg and 0 issues so far with strength and still run true.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By WhyFi

That's obviously unseated, but you're still not...

That's obviously unseated, but you're still not providing context to explain your problem clearly. When you say, "even after letting air out" there's the implication that the tire was seated and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By WhyFi

Okay - just to be clear, do you mean that your...

Okay - just to be clear, do you mean that your tires are unseating when deflated? This is a different thing than not seating at all. If you can see the witness line all the way around the tire, it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By Psimet2001

That store did really well.

That store did really well.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,226
Posted By WhyFi

I can't speak of ye olde road bikes, but when it...

I can't speak of ye olde road bikes, but when it comes to modern road bikes, I'm with Dave - endurance is generally differentiated by a more upright position (higher stack, shorter reach) along with...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 241,013
Posted By Rides4Beer

New wheels are finished, just have to wait for...

New wheels are finished, just have to wait for them to get here. :D

AR56, DT240 EXP, satin finish w/Pro decals, no holes, CX-Ray/CX-Sprint rear, CX-Ray front, 1462g. :beer:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By Doomrider74

New Bike Day Part Deux

Just over a week ago I bought a BMC Teammachine ALR Two but it suffered from a case of seatpost slippage.

It had one of these fancy hidden sestpost wedges that is supposed to clamp the post...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,559
Views: 215,919
Posted By teutoned

too many red bits makes me feel like itís trying...

too many red bits makes me feel like itís trying TOO hard.

IMO, hot is effortless or at least making it look so.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,074
Posted By tomato coupe

I'd steer clear of the Boeunus Aires -- it's...

I'd steer clear of the Boeunus Aires -- it's probably a counterfeit.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,074
Posted By Rides4Beer

Def CAAD 10, and I'm not even a big fan of...

Def CAAD 10, and I'm not even a big fan of aluminum.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,074
Posted By kingston

CAAD no brainer

CAAD no brainer
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,101
Posted By Psimet2001

Yes, really. I don't know where to start with...

Yes, really. I don't know where to start with this. Your thoughts about the matter seem nice for you but I am a direct voice of a lot of experience. This used to be more of an issue on batches about...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,101
Posted By WhyFi

^^^ Well, sure, but other than that, sweet job! ...

^^^ Well, sure, but other than that, sweet job!

;)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,101
Posted By Psimet2001

You will without a doubt have a quicker failure...

You will without a doubt have a quicker failure of the freehub. The pawls aren't tarnished - they have a coating on them to help with long term wear and you have removed it making them softer. That...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,276
Posted By WhyFi

With shipping, they've been cheaper at LordGun...

With shipping, they've been cheaper at LordGun lately. That's where I got mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,695
Posted By JohnDThompson

I've always preferred to put the least worn tire...

I've always preferred to put the least worn tire on the front, for better handling. When the rear wears out, I move the front tire to the rear and put the new tire on the front.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,695
Posted By Dean V

Squared off tyres on the front do not handle very...

Squared off tyres on the front do not handle very well.
Also more likely to puncture which is less desirable on the front.
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