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Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By Jean_TX

These Origin8 bars come close to your specs @...

These Origin8 bars come close to your specs @ reach = 70mm, drop = 120mm and are reasonably priced in the ~$40 range.
( Product Description ? Product Origin8...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,525
Posted By Jean_TX

Thanks for posting the informative snapshots!...

Thanks for posting the informative snapshots! They provide info I can use . (The tread on that "Competition Tire" is surprising.)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,525
Posted By Jean_TX

Thanks for your tire suggestions. The Specialized...

Thanks for your tire suggestions. The Specialized tires you mentioned look like good candidates for my use. My bike has very little rear tire clearance and the Conti tires would probably be too wide.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,525
Posted By Jean_TX

Thanks for your suggestions. I just looked at the...

Thanks for your suggestions. I just looked at the tires you mentioned and they seem more rugged than what I'm looking for on my "fast" road bike, but they would be great for my "sorta" gravel bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,525
Posted By Jean_TX

Thanks for replying to my request for "grippier"...

Thanks for replying to my request for "grippier" tire suggestions. I hadn't thought of the Vittoria tires, but after reading your posting I looked at their website and the tires are definite...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,525
Posted By Jean_TX

Looking for tires with really good cornering grip

My bike slid out while cornering on a really rough chip-seal road. The roads in my area are all coated with this despicable chip-seal, so Im thinking about replacing my Conti 4000S tires with...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,278
Posted By Jean_TX

I too enjoy lighter wheels. I have two routes...

I too enjoy lighter wheels. I have two routes that I ride. Both routes have lots of stops/near-stops and one route has some significant hills. I ride with the intent of maintaining a certain overall...
01-07-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,899
Posted By Jean_TX

I could never ride "no hands" on one of my road...

I could never ride "no hands" on one of my road bikes - it was way too twitchy. Then after reading Bontrager's article called "The Myth of K.O.P.S.", I moved the saddle back (and thus changed where...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-18, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By Jean_TX

Fiddling around with your results indicates that...

Fiddling around with your results indicates that the width on my rims should be between very close to the specified 25mm. Thanks for your responses !
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-18, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By Jean_TX

Conti 4000s tire actual size

I'm thinking about putting some wider tires than the current ones (700x23 Continental GP 4000s) on my Spec Ruby, but there isn't much space between the chainstays. I've read here that some of the...
11-05-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 726
Posted By Jean_TX

If the flattened area encircles the whole tire...

If the flattened area encircles the whole tire and is slightly off center, it is probably due to wear caused by the road's crown.
09-04-18, 06:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 838
Posted By Jean_TX

That spray sounds like it could be the ultimate...

That spray sounds like it could be the ultimate "non-gunky non-dirt-attracting" lube. Where did you buy that?
09-02-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 838
Posted By Jean_TX

The silicone works great. I re-habbed my '89...

The silicone works great. I re-habbed my '89 Klein last year and put on new Jagwire Sport cables & housings. I flushed the housings with silicone first and sprayed silicone on the cable itself before...
08-30-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 838
Posted By Jean_TX

I use heavy duty silicone spray to lube that...

I use heavy duty silicone spray to lube that area. The silicone doesn't seem to attract/hold dirt like oil-based products do. I also use silicone spray for the inside of the cable housings for the...
07-04-18, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By Jean_TX

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I used to use the KOPS method for saddle set-back for over 20 years, and was never extremely satisfied with the result. Either my knees were happy and...
06-18-18, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By Jean_TX

I have the RSX shifters on an old 1998...

I have the RSX shifters on an old 1998 DiamondBack road bike. If I haven't ridden the bike in a long while, the shifters do seize up internally and won't move the derailleurs. Assuming that the...
05-13-18, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,049
Posted By Jean_TX

I use silicone spray for cables and housings -...

I use silicone spray for cables and housings - grease can degrade and get gummy after a while. Years back, I failed to clean out and regrease the headset bearings in a timely fashion and the result...
02-09-18, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By Jean_TX

I'd bet that you are right - the difficulty is...

I'd bet that you are right - the difficulty is the result of trying to mount clinchers on a "tubeless ready" rim. I have the Shimano RS81 C24 clincher rims and I had no problem mounting Conti...
01-20-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,001
Posted By Jean_TX

I prefer SRAM simply because I usually ride with...

I prefer SRAM simply because I usually ride with my hands on the hoods and the brifters fit my hands better. The Shimano brifters are uncomfortably wide for my hands. Both brands shift well.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 40,643
Posted By Jean_TX

Love the irony, thanks for brightening my morning...

Love the irony, thanks for brightening my morning with a good laugh :roflmao2:
01-17-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By Jean_TX

The "stiffness" could be due to the cables ......

The "stiffness" could be due to the cables ... properly maintained cables and cable housings can make a big difference in shifting.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-17, 08:53 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,896
Posted By Jean_TX

This isn't true based on my experience. I have a...

This isn't true based on my experience. I have a bad knee and am very sensitive to a bike's Q-factor. Out of necessity, I replaced the longish axle on my 7-speed Klein Pinnacle mountain bike (which...
12-18-17, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By Jean_TX

Move your saddle backward a tad ...like maybe...

Move your saddle backward a tad ...like maybe 5mm. Try it out for a while. If still putting too much weight on bars, move the saddle backward another 5mm, etc.
12-12-17, 03:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,713
Posted By Jean_TX

Suntour - nice components. I still have some...

Suntour - nice components. I still have some Suntour thumbies on my mountain bike.
Klein - made nice light mountain bikes. Bought out buy Trek and slowly allowed to die.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-17, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By Jean_TX

I have the Shimano RS-81 C24 wheelset (bought in...

I have the Shimano RS-81 C24 wheelset (bought in 2016). I love the wheels for their low weight and stiffness. My only gripe is that they are quite noisy when freewheeling.
10-14-17, 01:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,302
Posted By Jean_TX

Based on my experience, I agree with those above...

Based on my experience, I agree with those above who indicate that 13 to 15 GI is too low to be able to balance. I find that the slowest I can ride stably ride is about 4 mph. That would require a...
10-14-17, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By Jean_TX

I agree - Suntour Accushift and Shimano can work...

I agree - Suntour Accushift and Shimano can work together well. I have an old mountain bike with &-speed Accushift shifters, a Shimano Deore shifter, Sachs Maillard freewheel, and Sram chain. It...
10-05-17, 07:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,545
Posted By Jean_TX

I agree! I think the "optimal" setback is...

I agree! I think the "optimal" setback is dependent on the individual's build and the bike's geometry. So the KOPS standard is just a starting point. My personal "optimal" setback is best described...
10-01-17, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,116
Posted By Jean_TX

As of October 1st I'm having the same problem. (I...

As of October 1st I'm having the same problem. (I have always been logging in to www.bikeforums.net/forum.php)
10-01-17, 07:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,049
Posted By Jean_TX

A variation on an earlier suggestion: MAGIC...

A variation on an earlier suggestion:

MAGIC = Middle Aged Gals Into Cycling
09-22-17, 01:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,753
Posted By Jean_TX

To Cyccommute : Thanks for presenting the facts...

To Cyccommute : Thanks for presenting the facts about materials versus the usual "steel is real" myth !
09-04-17, 11:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,208
Posted By Jean_TX

My newest bike (2011 Specialized Ruby) ceased...

My newest bike (2011 Specialized Ruby) ceased feeling "new" when I caused a ding in the paint at 3100 miles .... sigh
09-02-17, 01:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,796
Posted By Jean_TX

I used to have an intense burning pain in my...

I used to have an intense burning pain in my feet. I was told that I might have "dropped metatarsal heads" in my feet, so I tried metatarsal buttons (https://www.walmart.com/c/ep/metatarsal-pads). I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-17, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Jean_TX

I didn't get scraped up much, but I have some...

I didn't get scraped up much, but I have some gigantic bruises ...sigh, this was my first road crash.

There wasn't really much water on the road, just a small trickle where someone's sprinkler...
Forum: Foo
08-25-17, 10:26 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,144
Posted By Jean_TX

"certain riots and panic"? Get real.

"certain riots and panic"? Get real.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-17, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Jean_TX

Checking for damage after a fall

Last weekend I wiped out while leaning into a corner the tires lost traction due to a small wet patch on the road and side-slipped.

Fortunately for my bike (carbon fiber), the right side of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-17, 04:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,101
Posted By Jean_TX

The Austin area (especially Williamson County)...

The Austin area (especially Williamson County) has some of the roughest chip seal roads I've ever encountered. I've lowered my tire pressures from 90/110 to 70/90 and the roads are still jarring ......
07-26-17, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 917
Posted By Jean_TX

The pins don't both necessarily have to be in the...

The pins don't both necessarily have to be in the center hole. The goal is to have both cantilevers acting with the same spring tension. To get my canti's so they have the same spring tension, one...
07-24-17, 06:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,228
Posted By Jean_TX

Bikes versus self-driving cars

Interesting article about cbikes versus self-driving cars ... the way of the future?
Bikes May Have To Talk To Self-Driving Cars For Safety's Sake : All Tech Considered : NPR...
07-21-17, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By Jean_TX

Shimano rings on SRAM crank?

I have a SRAM Apex compact crankset (10-speed, 50T/34T, 110 BCD, 5-bolt) on my bike. I'd like to replace the 50 tooth ring with a 46. Searching the web I found a Shimano CX70 ring (46T outer, 110...
07-15-17, 11:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,544
Posted By Jean_TX

Ditto for me! Specialized's women-specific...

Ditto for me! Specialized's women-specific geometry is the only design that actually fits me with no changes to the bike. On a classic CrMo diamond frame (like my DiamondBack Expert) I am in agony -...
07-10-17, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By Jean_TX

Not sure if my experience directly applies to you...

Not sure if my experience directly applies to you and your intended usage. I once had a mountain bike with CrMo bars. The bars transmitted so much vibration/buzz to my hands that they would get numb...
07-08-17, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By Jean_TX

I have a old Klein mtb with Suntour Accushift...

I have a old Klein mtb with Suntour Accushift 7-speed thumbies and a Shimano Deore 6-speed rear derailleur. The shifting works perfectly, but it took some effort. Fortunately for me, the Suntour...
06-30-17, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,055
Posted By Jean_TX

My guess is that leaving the Presta-to-Shrader...

My guess is that leaving the Presta-to-Shrader adapters installed all the time is the problem ... because the Presta valve is not absolutely closed off.
06-29-17, 04:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,457
Posted By Jean_TX

There are 3 forums that particularly interest me...

There are 3 forums that particularly interest me (general, mechanics, and road) and I visit them daily - so that is 3 clicks to mark threads read. But my interests vary (mountain biking, gravel, c&v,...
06-29-17, 03:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,457
Posted By Jean_TX

Ditto!!! I cannot find a way to mark all the...

Ditto!!! I cannot find a way to mark all the threads as read so I don't have to keep track of when I last visited. Almost makes it impossible to efficiently go through "new posts" as well as my...
06-27-17, 08:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,784
Posted By Jean_TX

By choice, all my lights use batteries. I have a...

By choice, all my lights use batteries. I have a supply of rechargeable NiMH batteries ready so that my lights are always capable of being used. And if any of the batteries becomes un-chargeable, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-17, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,164
Posted By Jean_TX

I use the Chrome browser, but I've noticed that...

I use the Chrome browser, but I've noticed that there are some free VPN plug-ins. How does VPN allow one to "pretend" one is in Europe? And if I install one of the plug-ins, what web site do I go to...
Forum: Touring
06-23-17, 07:36 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,427
Posted By Jean_TX

Thank you for that info!

Thank you for that info!
Forum: Touring
06-21-17, 02:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,427
Posted By Jean_TX

It seems like I read once that there is a women's...

It seems like I read once that there is a women's forum here, but I don't know how to access it, sorry...
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