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Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2,631
Views: 405,073
Posted By RiceAWay

This is my Colnago CLX3.0 on t ...

This is my Colnago CLX3.0 on t
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By RiceAWay

Deep aero wheels make a lot of difference. It you...

Deep aero wheels make a lot of difference. It you had one of the latest $10,000 Aero bikes you could probably detect a slight additionally added benefit when you're coasting but beyond that I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By RiceAWay

Right on, gluing the tread on is preying for a...

Right on, gluing the tread on is preying for a flat while descending at high speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By RiceAWay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265256757846?_trkparms=ai...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265256757846?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20201210111314%26meid%3D4910f508ed474ccabb6340e24d13f023%26pid%3D101195%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26sd%...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,147
Posted By RiceAWay

It is likely that most American made bikes will...

It is likely that most American made bikes will return to threaded bottom brackets because they are the only way of having good alignment and the ability to easily repair bearings. Press in bearings...
08-27-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By RiceAWay

Being retired I have a small social group and two...

Being retired I have a small social group and two of those members have had heart attacks within a month of vaccination. One from riding too hard and the other from stress of her son having a...
08-23-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 719
Posted By RiceAWay

Maybe I don't notice anything like that. My Look...

Maybe I don't notice anything like that. My Look Delta pedals were ALWAYS difficult to get into. I would often slip and hit my shin on the crank. Got the Keo's and ever again any problems in or out....
08-23-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By RiceAWay

The easiest to find new or used is the Trek...

The easiest to find new or used is the Trek Madone. The latest models are all disk brake which I don't like but they have T47 bottom brackets which I do like. They are far superior to the previous...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,955
Posted By RiceAWay

You "personally" know nothing of the sort. You...

You "personally" know nothing of the sort. You know what stories you've been told. I was hit by a car doing 25 mph and survived. How? because I was hit at such an angle that it unclipped me and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,955
Posted By RiceAWay

Look, I couldn't care less about specific cases,...

Look, I couldn't care less about specific cases, especially by people who were in these accidents and despite their claims don't have any real idea what happened. If you have a slow motion video you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By RiceAWay

I'm rapidly approaching 77 years, There isn't...

I'm rapidly approaching 77 years, There isn't anything short of 20% I can't climb with compact gearing and I do shoot the 100 feet of 23% at the very top of Mt. Diablo with the 34-28.

I use Campy...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By RiceAWay

SRAM and Avid brakes specify DOT fluid. I MUCH...

SRAM and Avid brakes specify DOT fluid. I MUCH prefer the Mineral oil of Shimano. Shimano claims that theirs is permanent while DOT should be replaced once a year. But I would replace the Shimano a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By RiceAWay

The problem has to do with the frictional drag of...

The problem has to do with the frictional drag of the fluid in those tiny hydraulic lines vs the relatively huge auto lines. There is so little hydraulic fluid in the bike lines that the slightest...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,995
Posted By RiceAWay

You're probably right but snide remarks doesn't...

You're probably right but snide remarks doesn't help the guy with problems.

He pretty obviously has a missing wire. Every unit in a Di2 is intelligent and nothing works unless everything is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,955
Posted By RiceAWay

Long ago in a galaxy far, far away I wrote a...

Long ago in a galaxy far, far away I wrote a paper concerning the helmet standard and its effect on rates of fatalities. https://www.vehicularcyclist.com/kunich.html This showed no advantage to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,955
Posted By RiceAWay

If those pictures were of the bike AND if either...

If those pictures were of the bike AND if either the stem or the bars are carbon fiber I would suggest that what happened is that the bars rotated forward and she had too much weight on the bars and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,333
Posted By RiceAWay

I generally like the vulcanizing patches as well...

I generally like the vulcanizing patches as well but quick patches take up less room and the only thing to remember is to carefully sand the area where you have to stick the quick patch. You have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,333
Posted By RiceAWay

The Park Self adhesive Quick Patches work well....

The Park Self adhesive Quick Patches work well. The Chinese cheapies still work but you have to be very careful sanding down the entire area you want the patch to stick on. The Park patches aren't...
08-17-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By RiceAWay

That is NOT a Schwinn fork.

That is NOT a Schwinn fork.
08-13-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,540
Posted By RiceAWay

Real Weirdos on Craigslist

In the last two weeks I've had people answer almost every one of my Craigslist adds saying that they wanted to come and get one of my components or see the bikes and not one has shown up. I have...
08-11-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,548
Posted By RiceAWay

If you are worried that you might have problems...

If you are worried that you might have problems with clipless use the CHEAP Shimano SpD MTB pedals. They are easy to get out of. The expensive pedals are harder to exit from. I would also suggest...
08-11-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By RiceAWay

AHHHHHHHH - just put a threadless headset and...

AHHHHHHHH - just put a threadless headset and carbon fork on it. (Origin 8 makes a 1" fork steering tube) You also have the problem of being difficult to find old style stems and it is difficult to...
08-11-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 587
Posted By RiceAWay

You want an experience so I will give it to you....

You want an experience so I will give it to you. I am 6'4" and ride a 25" (65 cm) touring bike. I ride a 24" (62 cm) steel road bike and a 23" (58 cm) new style road bike or cyclocross or gravel...
07-30-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,833
Posted By RiceAWay

In 2009 I had a severe concussion and the ER...

In 2009 I had a severe concussion and the ER didn't even keep me overnight for observation. This is a real no-no. The concussion caused rather severe damage - enough that i was pretty much out of it...
03-19-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,415
Posted By RiceAWay

Most of the big name bike framesets are made in...

Most of the big name bike framesets are made in China. This has led to the fact that most of the high end very well made carbon components including wheels (SUPERteam). The problems I've had with...
03-19-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,652
Posted By RiceAWay

Children have a very poor attention span for...

Children have a very poor attention span for safety matters and it probably isn't a good idea to try and overcome that. So if you are not riding with her it is not a bad idea to ride on the sidewalk....
03-07-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By RiceAWay

A lot of it depends upon your age. Under 30 and...

A lot of it depends upon your age. Under 30 and you will have perhaps 20% of your fitness level lost which you can regain in the month before your season starts. Over that age you will lose more and...
03-07-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,851
Posted By RiceAWay

I don't know if you understand "standards" but if...

I don't know if you understand "standards" but if all of he helmets are designed to pass CPSC then they are all equally protective within the limits of that standard. As it turns out, foam is pretty...
03-06-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,851
Posted By RiceAWay

Perhaps we should note that the rate of...

Perhaps we should note that the rate of pedestrian deaths is far above that for cyclists. They have argued that this is because there are so many pedestrians vs. cyclists but I don't know if I would...
03-06-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By RiceAWay

Saddles are extremely personal. However there are...

Saddles are extremely personal. However there are a couple of things you should know, it should not be wide enough in the front to rub on the inside of your thighs. The actual width isn't as...
03-06-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,001
Posted By RiceAWay

Headsets usually DO NOT come loose. There is the...

Headsets usually DO NOT come loose. There is the possibility that you were adjusting your stem and insufficiently tightened the stem allowing the headset to gather slack. The top cap doesn't hold the...
03-06-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,851
Posted By RiceAWay

I am unfamiliar with Walmart helmets but any...

I am unfamiliar with Walmart helmets but any helmet that meets the CPSC helmet standard is equally good or rather not good. Initially helmets were designed to allow you to fall 2 meters without...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,967
Posted By RiceAWay

Steel is returning to the pro peloton. Too many...

Steel is returning to the pro peloton. Too many riders have had enough with their bikes falling apart at dangerous moments. If you have "gotta replace" lust check out Waterford Racing models.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,097
Posted By RiceAWay

Treatment is usually Neosporin several times a...

Treatment is usually Neosporin several times a day until it heals. If it is bad do not ride until it goes away. It is usually caused by 1. 2nd rate shorts without a good pad. (You can get CHEAP and...
12-09-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,402
Posted By RiceAWay

Usually this is an easy fix. You loosen the brake...

Usually this is an easy fix. You loosen the brake calipers, Hold the brake on tight and tighten the calipers down. Do this with both wheels since whoever put your bike together got distracted or...
12-09-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,030
Posted By RiceAWay

If this is a fear you have and can't shake it the...

If this is a fear you have and can't shake it the answer is to use glue-ons and training tubulars. If you do have a blowout the tire stays on the rim and you use the other wheel to brake to a stop....
11-29-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 732
Posted By RiceAWay

Without being able to look at it closer I would...

Without being able to look at it closer I would judge that to be a counterfeit. But you can get cheap Superteam Chinese wheels that are remarkably good. Especially the pure clincher wheels. Just be...
11-29-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By RiceAWay

I'm sort of surprised he couldn't tell himself....

I'm sort of surprised he couldn't tell himself. Ain't it difficult to analyze what you can't see?
11-29-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,396
Posted By RiceAWay

isn't your FX a flat bar bike? Drop bar bikes...

isn't your FX a flat bar bike? Drop bar bikes take more getting used to. Learn to ride first.
11-29-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,826
Posted By RiceAWay

An FX7.3 is hardly the sort of bike you want to...

An FX7.3 is hardly the sort of bike you want to go all out on. So,

1. Clipless pedals (suggest the cheaper version of the Shimano SpD mountain bike pedal. The lower level ones are easier to get...
11-29-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,904
Posted By RiceAWay

I am presently 76 and have had just about every...

I am presently 76 and have had just about every good bike that was made at one time or another. Older steel bikes are as good as anything on the road if you are a sports rider. Also 8 or 9 speed...
11-29-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By RiceAWay

I agree but these days most of the chain lubes...

I agree but these days most of the chain lubes are a carrier with Teflin in it. This offers little rust protection since it is designed solely to reduce rolling resistance of the chain links. So it...
11-29-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By RiceAWay

If you're riding a new bike, there are probably...

If you're riding a new bike, there are probably very few parts that can rust and they are mostly bearings. Your yearly tuneups should include checking the bearings so that isn't a problem. As a rule,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,863
Posted By RiceAWay

Sorry but I have to question full time power like...

Sorry but I have to question full time power like that. I used to be able to turn out power like at and at that time we were the same size. But 10 minutes of that and I was with the red lanterns....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,715
Posted By RiceAWay

My experience with 3 years of tubeless is that...

My experience with 3 years of tubeless is that you get less flats such as a goats head of a small wire shed off a steel belted tire with a worn out tread but when you DO get a larger hold flat they...
11-10-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 13,951
Posted By RiceAWay

Stop looking at it as a health issue that you...

Stop looking at it as a health issue that you have to fight through and start looking at it as a START to a lifetime of living better one pedal stroke at a time.
11-10-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,763
Posted By RiceAWay

What conditions do you ride in?

What conditions do you ride in?
11-10-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,706
Posted By RiceAWay

Looking down through the discussion it appears to...

Looking down through the discussion it appears to me that you've made an effort to get them to stand behind their product and they won't. I assume this is because everyone is hurting financially....
11-10-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,706
Posted By RiceAWay

Did you have a warranty and if so what does it...

Did you have a warranty and if so what does it cover?
11-09-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,305
Posted By RiceAWay

flat bars on road bikes seems to be a very in...

flat bars on road bikes seems to be a very in thing these days. To isolate them from real road bikes they call them "roadsters" which is a little uneducated since a roadster is a two seater sporty...
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