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Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 805
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Sorry, putting the chain back on in the correct...

Sorry, putting the chain back on in the correct orientation may shave you 0.1s on the two shifts I described, and help you comply with Velominati Rule #65 (re: chain noise), but I highly doubt doing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 805
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Supposedly the chamfers on the surfaces of the...

Supposedly the chamfers on the surfaces of the outer link plates are slightly different, such that the interior facing outer link plates are optimized for downshifts on a Shimano cassette (i.e.,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 805
Posted By deacon mark

I have 2 boxes of Shimano 105 and Ultegra chains...

I have 2 boxes of Shimano 105 and Ultegra chains and they look like this I don't see a difference between this as a fake and the real one. I know the ultegra I have is not a fake and as I said I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 805
Posted By Pacelineg

Thanks very much for posting that photo, I'll be...

Thanks very much for posting that photo, I'll be sure to pay more attention on my next purchase.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 805
Posted By ARider2

It sure looks like it is installed backwards.

It sure looks like it is installed backwards.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 805
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Dura-Ace chain has hollow pins, which is not the...

Dura-Ace chain has hollow pins, which is not the case in the above picture, so that is the clearest giveaway. Also, my Ultegra chain came neatly arranged with all links at the same level, and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 805
Posted By Pacelineg

Do you happen to have photos of both to compare...

Do you happen to have photos of both to compare the real vs counterfeit? I'd like to see what to look out for.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 805
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah and cheap ones on ali, ebay, amazon, etc are...

Yeah and cheap ones on ali, ebay, amazon, etc are knock offs from China. They are flooding the market to try and take over the huge gaping hole that Shimano has left behind. Those chains suck. Stay...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 805
Posted By blakcloud

I almost fell for this one on a local Facebook...

I almost fell for this one on a local Facebook Marketplace ad by someone in my city. The price was only slightly cheaper than retail. Something didn't look right and I googled, counterfeit Dura Ace...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,004
Posted By genejockey

Drivers want us on the MUPs and sidewalks. MUP...

Drivers want us on the MUPs and sidewalks. MUP and sidewalk users want us on the roads.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,004
Posted By genejockey

Way too many drivers have way too much ego tied...

Way too many drivers have way too much ego tied up in some kind of dominance game on the road. I mean, some drivers will shoot at cars that cut them off, so they lose, what, a few seconds? Very,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,004
Posted By colnago62

Running lights will eventually get someone...

Running lights will eventually get someone killed. As cyclists, we think 25mph is fast. In a car 25mph is nothing. If the front group enters on a yellow, the vast majority of the rest will be going...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 12:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Kimmo

You will not feel any difference from ceramic...

You will not feel any difference from ceramic bearings, except when the super hard balls destroy the softer races.

If you're concerned about the placebo-level effect of bearing drag, make sure the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By veganbikes

It is because of this: ...

It is because of this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9Tc6BPOLgE

(yes I understand it is a slightly different wheel but still)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By cxwrench

Because you spend a bunch of money on them and...

Because you spend a bunch of money on them and expect them to be good. Because it says Campy on them and you expect them to be good. That's the reality of it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-21, 02:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By gios

great open box prices - Thanks.

great open box prices - Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2,886
Views: 371,247
Posted By Bald Paul

Just a friendly group of guys..... Breaking...

Just a friendly group of guys.....

Breaking Away (2/3) Movie CLIP - Sabotage Italian Style (1979) HD - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,156
Posted By GBK233

Tubeless Tires on Road bike. Yuck!

Just bought a new(to me) 2020 Giant Defy Advanced 2. Its my first foray into the world of tubeless tires. Yesterday my order of Muc-off sealant arrived so I figured Id add some sealant (through...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 915
Posted By 2cam16

I try to transfer the same exact measurements to...

I try to transfer the same exact measurements to each bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 915
Posted By genejockey

On 5 out of 7, the saddle heights are the same...

On 5 out of 7, the saddle heights are the same within 3mm, and the setback is the same within 5mm. Handlebar drops are the same within 1 cm, and reach from saddle to hoods are within 2cm.

Then I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,173
Posted By Andy Somnifac

If you don't protect the paint you can use the...

If you don't protect the paint you can use the nicks and scratches as justification for a new bike sooner.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,173
Posted By MoAlpha

Whatever you get, it needs to be able to do a...

Whatever you get, it needs to be able to do a compound bend if you want to put it on things like snaky chain stays. Few products will do that.





Oh, and cable rub is real, looks like crap,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By xroadcharlie

This is true for many bikes. But as they get more...

This is true for many bikes. But as they get more sophisticated. Like hydraulic brakes and electric derailleurs it takes more skill. I been riding a bike for 50+ years and the only time its been in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-21, 03:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,687
Posted By Lazyass

I'd normally say Sora, 10 speed is fine. But...

I'd normally say Sora, 10 speed is fine. But after owning a disc brake bike for 3 years now I say get the 105/rim brake option.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,687
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Having used 105 for 15 years, I'd go with 105. I...

Having used 105 for 15 years, I'd go with 105. I have used Sora components in a pinch once. Worked well but cheap compared to 105 as too much of the components were plastic. A bit harder to tune and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome to BF. Youtube is your friend....

Welcome to BF.

Youtube is your friend. Usually.

Our own BF Mechanics Forum.


Buy good tools.
Park Tools has instructional videos that might be useful in maintaining your bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,763
Posted By Snotrub

So, are you riding with others that are on...

So, are you riding with others that are on dedicated road bikes? If so, your hybrid doesn't stand a chance. A fixie won't help either. If you want to go on group rides with fast riders, you'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,231
Posted By GlennR

Electronic shifting is a the top of the list. ...

Electronic shifting is a the top of the list.

Carbon wheels and the list goes on.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,851
Posted By ericcox

I did not realize how much I would appreciate...

I did not realize how much I would appreciate controlling my Garmin from the hoods. When I use the Garmin on a non-Di2 bike, I always mash the top of the hood a few times before I remember I have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 03:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,851
Posted By Badger6

Happy to help. May I suggest that a wireless...

Happy to help.

May I suggest that a wireless unit is useful for a whole lot more than just giving you a battery percentage in a data field on your cycling computer (on Garmins it displays in 10%...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,262
Posted By Ti473

Also great to wipe your snot. I'm very snotty. ...

Also great to wipe your snot. I'm very snotty.
but seriously, why not wear them?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,728
Posted By veganbikes

I have the original park IR.1 kit and it works...

I have the original park IR.1 kit and it works just fine, the new one is a bit nicer with the Di2 routing stuff but my Di2 bike is already routed and if we had something at the shop I would probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,728
Posted By RandomDesign

I got the Park tool cable puller for my Di2...

I got the Park tool cable puller for my Di2 rebuild and a bike build I'm doing for my wife. It made the cable pulling super fast and easy so I was satisfied with spending the money on it. I'm sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,728
Posted By deacon mark

\ Actually for me that is not all the difficult...

\
Actually for me that is not all the difficult either but I assume that can be bike specific. In my case I repair guitars for a living and they are 100 times more difficult to work on that bikes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,728
Posted By deacon mark

I have a piece of tubing I run through the frame...

I have a piece of tubing I run through the frame with the current cable. Then I pull the cable out and the tubing remains and I thread the new cable in the tubing. Then run the housing it is easy and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,728
Posted By GlennR

Brakes are hydraulic.

Brakes are hydraulic.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,728
Posted By WhyFi

Cool - nice tools are awesome, as long as they're...

Cool - nice tools are awesome, as long as they're not taking food off of your table a power meter out of your shopping cart or something like that. :p
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,728
Posted By rm -rf

Running replacement cables Many years ago, I...

Running replacement cables
Many years ago, I posted how to pull a replacement brake cable by sliding thin tubing over the existing cable before removing it. That becomes a guide for the new cable....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,728
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, 01:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,728
Posted By noodle soup

If you have time to wait for the tool to arrive,...

If you have time to wait for the tool to arrive, Aliexpress is great for tools like this, that won't see heavy use.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,728
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Aliexpress has them super cheap and works great.

Aliexpress has them super cheap and works great.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,728
Posted By 79pmooney

Great headline! I just had a colonoscopy...

Great headline! I just had a colonoscopy yesterday. Sadly, I didn't ask what brand routing equipment they used. Edit: It incorporated a good light and camera.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,728
Posted By noodle soup

the Icetoolz one doesn't include the cable used...

the Icetoolz one doesn't include the cable used to route cables w/o housings, but otherwise should work as well as the Park kit.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,728
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
04-11-21, 04:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,497
Posted By colnago62

The problem with Merlin is that currently, they...

The problem with Merlin is that currently, they have a $25.00 flat fee shipping. They no longer have free shipping to the U.S.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,013
Posted By canklecat

I switched insoles. All my cycling, running and...

I switched insoles. All my cycling, running and walking shoes now have ProFoot Miracle insoles. Best I've found, and I've used many including custom orthotics since I was a kid for my weird feet --...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By Sy Reene

Sorry but no experience with Fizik shoes....

Sorry but no experience with Fizik shoes. However, you'll want to probably indicate what brand of cycling shoe your 'usual' 42.5 size is referring to.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By jaxgtr

Have you disconnected your battery for a few mins...

Have you disconnected your battery for a few mins to see if it needs to be reset?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By jaxgtr

Sounds like you are holding it down too long....

Sounds like you are holding it down too long. Should only take a second to get the flashing lights.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 09:32 AM
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