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11-23-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Back in that day a thin "plastic" grip/tube were...

Back in that day a thin "plastic" grip/tube were often slid over these bars. Origin8 has a couple of versions (ask your LBS to check out JBI, a supplier). There are likely other versions including...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,022
Posted By WhyFi

What are we, some god-forsaken triathletes?

What are we, some god-forsaken triathletes?
11-16-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By Crankycrank

A few things that have worked for me. -Dawn...

A few things that have worked for me.
-Dawn dishsoap poured directly on the stain and let sit for awhile and do some light scrubbing before rinsing. Avoid using hot water until the stain is gone as...
11-08-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,886
Posted By livedarklions

I found a lot of things that happened when I wore...

I found a lot of things that happened when I wore gloves were completely counter-intuitive. I actually got much bigger calluses wearing gloves than bare handed, and with padding, that was even worse....
11-08-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,886
Posted By livedarklions

I only ride with gloves in the cold and what I...

I only ride with gloves in the cold and what I notice is that I unconsciously squeeze the bars harder with my hands to make up for the lack of feel of direct contact--it feels like my hands are less...
10-28-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,528
Posted By thook

looks just fine to me. well, except it's as mr....

looks just fine to me. well, except it's as mr. 66 suspected. you need to loosen that bottom screw and tighten the top until the gaps are equal enough
10-28-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,528
Posted By Mr. 66

I think the bars and stem are ok, to me it looks...

I think the bars and stem are ok, to me it looks like the bolts for the bar mount were not evenly tightened. I bet the bottom has almost no gap. Steel stem is not common.
09-30-21, 02:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By Ghazmh

I tried it with Stan’s sealant. On separate...

I tried it with Stan’s sealant. On separate occasions I had a puncture on each tire and each time the sealant made a mess and did not seal the punctures. I gave up on the idea.
09-23-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,267
Posted By Hypno Toad

I didn't read all the posts in the thread (I'm...

I didn't read all the posts in the thread (I'm kinda lazy) ... so this might be repeating earlier posts:

Not all rail-trail 'gravel' is the same, so tires that work on 'your' rail-trail might not...
09-12-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,384
Posted By ThermionicScott

We puritan Americans don't feel right unless...

We puritan Americans don't feel right unless something is forbidden... ;)
08-13-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,930
Posted By livedarklions

The stick shift on the Stingray would have made...

The stick shift on the Stingray would have made the crossbar rather unpleasant!

I and some other Minnesotans were trying to figure out the origin of "buck". All we could come up with was maybe a...
08-12-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,930
Posted By livedarklions

Did you give a buck?

According to a bunch of people on Facebook, a phrase I thought was universal was actually unique to Minnesota.

When I was a kid, we would call giving someone a ride on the back of our bikes...
08-12-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By veganbikes

Use the Jagwire Elite Link housing and you will...

Use the Jagwire Elite Link housing and you will do well.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,193
Posted By Sy Reene

PDW Shiny Object ftw ...

PDW Shiny Object ftw
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08-07-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,891
Posted By datlas

Campagnolo C Record ...

Campagnolo C Record


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08-01-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Google 15% drop pressure, consult chart. Adjust...

Google 15% drop pressure, consult chart. Adjust to taste.
07-28-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Posted By chaadster

No, and yes. It’s all about chainline…and...

No, and yes.

It’s all about chainline…and you’ll hear if your bike doesn’t have a good one for cross chaining.

That said, while I do it typically and without concern— I’m gonna get up that damn...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,643
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I am using Gulf Wax on its own for now. I also...

I am using Gulf Wax on its own for now. I also bought a kilogram of Silca wax; I figured both Silca and Zero Friction deserve my business after I researched and analyzed their instructions so...
07-23-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,533
Posted By livedarklions

I don't care if they call it accident or crash,...

I don't care if they call it accident or crash, but what is galling about the language is the headline calls this a "bicycling accident". According to the story, the bicycling was fine. The driver...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,552
Posted By spelger

what's wrong with just stopping at the damn stop...

what's wrong with just stopping at the damn stop sign? or is that taboo?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2,687
Views: 424,420
Posted By Bikerdrummer

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/1038e1be_83cf_4c33_8f31_840b15025573_86e963051030cd2d0f5e57b982b206773dadf286.jpeg35 mile ride in Brooklyn in the hot humid summer...
07-18-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,031
Posted By JohnDThompson

I like linseed oil. It lubricates while you're...

I like linseed oil. It lubricates while you're building the wheel, then hardens over the course of a couple days into a varnish that locks the threads, but not so much that the wheel can't be trued...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2,687
Views: 424,420
Posted By ultrarider7

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Medicine Lake near Minneapolis, MN
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,471
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, the last organized ride that I've done was...

Yeah, the last organized ride that I've done was the TdT a handful of years ago. I was surprised with how many people they had volunteering; I can see how they'd be a pain trying to shepherd you if...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,471
Posted By Bald Paul

Maybe next time pin on a warning? ...

Maybe next time pin on a warning?

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2,687
Views: 424,420
Posted By WhyFi

Might as well make it three in a row from MN...

Might as well make it three in a row from MN (there's water under the bridge, somewhere :p) -
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2,687
Views: 424,420
Posted By DQRider

Mississippi Pub, Inver Grove Heights, MN

One of the stops on The Long Way Home from work.

https://i.imgur.com/aC2589N.png

That boat with the red hull... Man!

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,689
Posted By Andy Somnifac

That would indicate to me that the chain catcher...

That would indicate to me that the chain catcher wasn't set up properly. When in proper adjustment, there shouldn't be room for the chain to slip between the inside of the ring and the catcher.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 818
Posted By WhyFi

I'm a non-glove person and I'm a fan of Bontrager...

I'm a non-glove person and I'm a fan of Bontrager GrippyTack.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,689
Posted By WhyFi

The back side of some spiders are grabby enough...

The back side of some spiders are grabby enough to drag a chain in to the gap in short order.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,689
Posted By Badger6

The ones that use ONLY the bolt and tightening...

The ones that use ONLY the bolt and tightening torque, yes, totally agree. This one (https://k-edge.com/shop/chain-catchers/pro-road-braze-chain-catcher/) however is excellent.
06-10-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,308
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Years since I worked in a shop, but the most...

Years since I worked in a shop, but the most common scheme was cost + 10%. Depends on the item but this usually worked out to a ~30-40% discount.
06-08-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,131
Posted By Sy Reene

Well likely not the same thing, but remembered...

Well likely not the same thing, but remembered this thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1211902-first-speed-wobble-crash.html
05-30-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By Crankycrank

Yes, paint can build up enough to distort the...

Yes, paint can build up enough to distort the race if forced on and sit at a slight angle as well. It's not absolutely necessary to use a special reaming tool but having it done right with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,084
Posted By tomato coupe

Someone at the trucking company was pulling your...

Someone at the trucking company was pulling your leg.
04-12-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By Geepig

OMG, that is SO funny, I nearly fell off my chair...

OMG, that is SO funny, I nearly fell off my chair laughing!

As a mechanic I remember many odd things on new cars from the factory, as an engineer I saw many a strange thing happen on a production...
03-29-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By coupster

If you're removing cassettes frequently, I...

If you're removing cassettes frequently, I recommend this tool, Pedros Cassette Vice https://pedros.com/products/tools/cassette-and-chain/vise-whip-ii/ . A bit pricey but well worth the expense for...
03-17-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,911
Posted By Kapusta

I want it to have rack and fender mounts.

I want it to have rack and fender mounts.
03-13-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,806
Posted By indyfabz

Looks aero, but does it leave droppings on the...

Looks aero, but does it leave droppings on the tubes? :D
03-10-21, 05:10 PM
03-07-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,468
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Having built wheels for years before a spoke...

Having built wheels for years before a spoke tension gage was considered needed I guess I just don't know what I was doing with those hundreds of wheels:) Andy
03-06-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,468
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I always felt that the tension gages were about...

I always felt that the tension gages were about getting a general range of consistent spoke tensions then any one amount on any one spoke. Like using a dial indicator to true rims, it's not how many...
02-24-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,425
Posted By drlogik

From my days as a teenager helping the mechanic...

From my days as a teenager helping the mechanic at the gas station I worked at, I bleed my brakes the old fashioned way with a wrench, a tube and a coffee can. I don't use a kit. I drain and replace...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,259
Posted By Trakhak

Some of us would be thrilled to own a 6-year-old...

Some of us would be thrilled to own a 6-year-old Ritchey Logic bike as the "ONE bike." If the only problem with it is that you'd prefer not to be leaning over so far, consider buying a new stem that...
12-12-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,267
Posted By Mojo31

How about something from the industry: The...

How about something from the industry:

The stretch of a wire rope under load is the result of two components: the structural stretch and the elastic stretch. Structural stretch of wire rope is...
11-28-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,821
Posted By WhyFi

No, it was a reply knowing what you were getting...

No, it was a reply knowing what you were getting at and not being terribly impressed with the weak sauce logical judo attempt.
11-26-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,821
Posted By WhyFi

The Varia is worth it. I don't know anyone that...

The Varia is worth it. I don't know anyone that has a Varia who wouldn't replace it immediately if they lost or damaged theirs.
11-25-20, 01:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,395
Posted By bitpuddle

If you are worried about Simple Green’s...

If you are worried about Simple Green’s aggressiveness, they also make an “aircraft and aluminum” formulation that is safer for reactive metals. This is what i use when the degreaser will sit on a...
11-23-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,518
Posted By mrrabbit

You're doing it wrong. The only time you...

You're doing it wrong.

The only time you loosen is to RESET and START OVER.

1. Loosen - tap with a plastic or rubber mallet to ensure the wheel is reset - i.e. has serious slack or play.
2. ...
11-23-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,518
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

10 speed Record hubs have a pinch bolt not a lock...

10 speed Record hubs have a pinch bolt not a lock nut.
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