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09-14-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 471
Posted By smd4

Nothing wrong with Trust but Verify. We used...

Nothing wrong with Trust but Verify.

We used to have folks come in and haggle with us on the prices from everything from full bikes to parts. We used to wonder if these same people went into the...
09-06-22, 03:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 653
Posted By verktyg

How To Discourage Someone From Getting Into Cycling

I've been riding sewups since 1974! At our shop in the 70's at least 20% of the bikes we sold were equipped with sewups (tubular tires) so I'm not a newbie at this.

When helping someone get into...
09-05-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 653
Posted By steelbikeguy

if she takes it to a bike shop, it's likely that...

if she takes it to a bike shop, it's likely that they'll just look at it weird and say she needs to buy a new wheel. :)
Honestly, I don't think that many shops would even recognize a tubular, would...
08-28-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,352
Posted By big john

Anyone who thinks cycling is expensive should try...

Anyone who thinks cycling is expensive should try motorcycling, boating, or divorce.

Anything you want to buy with your own money is fine, even if it's a million dollar bike to cruise the m.u.p. ...
08-13-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,470
Posted By thinktubes

I tried to pay for a $3 item with a twenty and...

I tried to pay for a $3 item with a twenty and the kid told me he “needed to save his change” and couldn’t complete the transaction. I asked him if they were running a business and he pointed to a...
08-07-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,516
Posted By spelger

this is referred to as the hard shoulder. ...

this is referred to as the hard shoulder.





yo are riding like a salmon, going upstream. it may seem safer but is probably the most dangerous way to ride a bike. when a driver is making a...
08-07-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,516
Posted By WhyFi

You sound like you haven't meaningfully ridden...

You sound like you haven't meaningfully ridden with vehicular traffic. n00bs are worried about being overtaken by traffic, but ride a little bit and you'll find that turning/crossing traffic is far...
07-23-22, 01:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,234
Posted By merziac

Maybe, poor choice of word, correct instead of...

Maybe, poor choice of word, correct instead of hard, it can in fact be both.

Your logic is as flawed as mine in the inverse IMO.

What happens if they shortcut, miss a problem and blow up a...
07-22-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,234
Posted By merziac

Yea, we're swimming against the tide here for...

Yea, we're swimming against the tide here for sure.

I understand the many reasons for the esteemed members here working around this task and fully acknowledge that they can make there own calls on...
07-22-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,234
Posted By Narhay

It is easier to clean the cup and place bearings...

It is easier to clean the cup and place bearings and grease out of the frame. If it was installed properly once then it can be installed again. Who says the initial installer did a better job than...
07-21-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,234
Posted By merziac

:thumb: This is the only correct answer. ;)

:thumb:

This is the only correct answer. ;)
07-18-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,833
Posted By dmark

...carrying coconuts?

...carrying coconuts?
07-14-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,809
Posted By 70sSanO

I still ride 26” Mtb’s, including one that has...

I still ride 26” Mtb’s, including one that has fairly steep head/seat angles and a short wheelbase. I built both bikes from the bare frames.

In my opinion, there are no pros and only cons. I can...
06-28-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 593
Posted By TiHabanero

The bike is ugly. Paint it. I'll add that there...

The bike is ugly. Paint it. I'll add that there is no "correct" side to the QR lever on the front. It works the same from either side.
06-25-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 791
Posted By gugie

See folks, if you bike and swim, you'll be strong...

See folks, if you bike and swim, you'll be strong enough to be like Mike.

I always chuck my freewheel tool in a vise and use a quick release to keep it from popping off the freewheel, especially...
06-22-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 681
Posted By 70sSanO

As mentioned above, modern chains have pins that...

As mentioned above, modern chains have pins that are peened; the ends are flared out.

It is impossible to pushed a larger diameter pin end through a smaller diameter chain side plate without...
06-22-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 681
Posted By HelpSingularity

I'm with 3alarmer, I now only use chains with the...

I'm with 3alarmer, I now only use chains with the quick-link, KMC and SRAM. It is practically idiot proof, and I should know. :lol:
06-22-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 681
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

9 speed. I had recently checked it for chain...

9 speed.

I had recently checked it for chain stretch, and it was still well within limits even though it has thousands of miles on it.

Getting a new chain (2 breaks is enough) and cassette too.
06-21-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By mstateglfr

I advise you to decide what style of bike you...

I advise you to decide what style of bike you want- flat bar or drop bar before asking for suggestions on which to buy. They are fundamentally different in feel and use. One isnt better than the...
06-13-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By Crankycrank

Even with all the super wide gearing available...

Even with all the super wide gearing available now with doubles, I still prefer a triple so that you can run a closer ratio cogset with smaller jumps between shifts. If setup properly and good...
06-08-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,532
Posted By genejockey

The 7410 crankset is the most beautiful crankset...

The 7410 crankset is the most beautiful crankset ever made. Period. The 7700 looks like it TRIED to be as pretty as the 7410 but failed.

The 7402 RD is the best looking derailleur Shimano ever...
05-06-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
Posted By Kedosto

KMC. Great value and easy to use with their...

KMC. Great value and easy to use with their master link design. KMC has a chain for every speed and every budget.
05-06-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By repechage

better. But depends on your undercarriage

better. But depends on your undercarriage
04-24-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,150
Posted By smd4

I put Aican compressionless cables on my Cinelli...

I put Aican compressionless cables on my Cinelli with Dura Ace 7700 brakes. Aican cables are pretty much the same as the Jagwire--basically the same as derailleur housing, wrapped in Kevlar, and a...
04-15-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,253
Posted By woodcraft

Messenger bags: every bit as practical as...

Messenger bags: every bit as practical as riding a brakeless fixie with 12" handlebars in traffic.
03-15-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,483
Posted By Andy_K

How about this? ...

How about this?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49831412728_20b217c0f1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iVr1Uq)
02-25-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,569
Posted By Wildwood

Only a little more rounding needed. :thumb: ...

Only a little more rounding needed. :thumb:
'one hell of a tailwind' and 'spinning like you couldn't imagine' are just the precision needed to jump to the 2nd level of rounding! :p Go for 60 on a...
02-25-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,095
Posted By sdmc530

I too use KMC pretty much 100% just because of...

I too use KMC pretty much 100% just because of the value they have IMO. I get them on Ebay from a shop called "trail this" been using them for years, great prices, faster delivery and never worry...
02-24-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,569
Posted By ted_major

I can ride 45mph…

if you round:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/337x392/rounding_b194d2cc43908cdfa0f0659e5b07d58636cf4039.png (https://xkcd.com/2585)
"I've developed a novel propulsion system...
11-12-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 6,103
Posted By N2deep

Actually the 3x9 system was one of the best ever...

Actually the 3x9 system was one of the best ever designed but became obsolete Manufacturers sold everyone on the latest fad the 2x10 system which was replaced by the 2x11 and now the 2x12, so we...
10-28-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,110
Posted By Ironfish653

This is a thing I’ve said before; the “Rules of...

This is a thing I’ve said before; the “Rules of the Road” (laws or customs) are there so that everyone behaves in a similar way, so that your actions/potential actions will be predictable to other...
05-29-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,588
Posted By jiangshi

If your freewheel is a Campagnolo 50th freewheel,...

If your freewheel is a Campagnolo 50th freewheel, make sure you use the proper tool to remove it.

I wouldn't trust a shop unless the spoke fluent Campagnolo.
05-25-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,035
Posted By CliffordK

Hmmm, so it sounds like the proper length of...

Hmmm, so it sounds like the proper length of spoke.

It may be an issue that many aluminum nipples are designed to be backwards compatible with brass.

On the other hand, the big name companies...
05-03-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,025
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Since you don't like what many years of people's...

Since you don't like what many years of people's experience have suggested I think you should sand away. Report back after you have findings. OH, do it to your rear rim first so you can report back....
02-06-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,226
Posted By Prowler

I consider the tab or knurling on a nut a mere...

I consider the tab or knurling on a nut a mere convince, never enough to really hold the nut in place for tightening. I ALWAYS use two keys for loosening or tightening a binder bolt. It is way to...
02-05-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,104
Posted By due ruote

No issues with doing it that way, but...

No issues with doing it that way, but transplanting a HG body allows going to 9/10 speed, and you no longer need a threaded small cog.
01-26-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,122
Posted By southpawboston

I draw the line at salvaging old bars that have...

I draw the line at salvaging old bars that have any signs of having been bent or crashed. If it's been bent, it gets tossed.
01-15-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,365
Posted By Oldairhead

I prefer to use mink oil on my saddles and my...

I prefer to use mink oil on my saddles and my reasons are as follows:
My wife is an avid equestrian, one of many on her side of the family. She still rides in two of her grandmothers saddles, one of...
12-30-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,542
Posted By J.Higgins

I'm not a pro, but from 40 years of painting...

I'm not a pro, but from 40 years of painting various frames, I can say that you can do it, but even with good prep work, it (the paint) always looked too thick to me.
12-18-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I bought a NOS DA UG 15T threaded sprocket from...

I bought a NOS DA UG 15T threaded sprocket from Loose Screws (https://www.loosescrews.com/) earlier this year (they possibly list on ebay). It was about $20 shipped (IIRC), which is a bit on the high...
11-26-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,909
Posted By jamesdak

I for one am sick and tired of politics being ...

I for one am sick and tired of politics being brought into everything. This place needs to stay free from that madness. So no, it's silly to let that play a part in the bikes I have or will have...
11-26-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,909
Posted By iab

I would never own a nazi party cycling jersey.

I would never own a nazi party cycling jersey.
11-11-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,369
Posted By SurferRosa

No real long term plans. For the short-term, I...

No real long term plans. For the short-term, I have a bike's worth of '80s Campagnolo for which I'm hunting a nice 56/57 frameset. Parting-out is no fun. Still on the long-term lookout for a 531SL,...
11-06-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,213
Posted By conspiratemus1

Just open Spocalc, go to the Rims page and sort...

Just open Spocalc, go to the Rims page and sort it on ERD. Then find clincher rims that come within 2 mm of the ERD of your current GP4s. Easy peasy.
To be even more confident, take note of what the...
10-31-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,546
Posted By gugie

My favorite paint stripper is my local powder...

My favorite paint stripper is my local powder coater. He'll media blast a frame for $40.
09-23-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,465
Posted By nlerner

Two words: vertical dropouts ...

Two words: vertical dropouts

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x958/25d59464_0bf3_4021_bd85_c3a2955b8e91_f232c2b508b815a224a04a61ae090e4cced711a5.jpeg
09-22-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,158
Posted By Superdan

just tap the cranks. seriously. not worth this...

just tap the cranks. seriously. not worth this headache.
08-21-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 11,498
Posted By iab

Any Brooks saddle. Not sayin they're bad, just...

Any Brooks saddle. Not sayin they're bad, just don't live up up to the hype.
08-21-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 11,498
Posted By Wileyone

Yes, Chorus monoplaner brakes. Hideous...

Yes,

Chorus monoplaner brakes.

Hideous things. Overweight, no cable release. But everyone else seems to love them.
08-07-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3,118
Views: 353,409
Posted By non-fixie

That bird feeder model is called "Tantalus", I...

That bird feeder model is called "Tantalus", I believe.
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