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01-26-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By cubewheels

Definitely a wrong assumption when setting fore...

Definitely a wrong assumption when setting fore and aft seat position (setback).

There's KOPS, COGS, laidback/cruiser, and TT. Those are purely a matter of choice and the nature the rider will use...
01-26-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By cubewheels

The only time this problem ever happened to me...

The only time this problem ever happened to me when I incorrectly setup RD indexing (noob mistake) so the "L" limiter screw + wrong index setting is pushing the the RD from the lowest gear to the...
01-24-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 645
Posted By cubewheels

How about duct tape? More futuristic looking,...

How about duct tape? More futuristic looking, more aerodynamic too.
...
01-24-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,611
Posted By cubewheels

Pros have a "leadout train" which is the major...

Pros have a "leadout train" which is the major advantage of group sprint compared to sprinting solo. That will definitely get you to higher speeds at the same power output.

The only way you can...
01-21-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 932
Posted By cubewheels

Like this? ...

Like this?
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By cubewheels

I live and ride in the Philippines, a poor 3rd...

I live and ride in the Philippines, a poor 3rd world country

Group rides here simply avoid places where they can get robbed and get shot and there's plenty of places to avoid.

We have some of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By cubewheels

The benefit is realized mainly in a combination...

The benefit is realized mainly in a combination of steep climb and poor traction condition such as climbing a steep wet road or steep gravel road. The small oval ring helps you maintain traction and...
01-18-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 596
Posted By cubewheels

Highly unusual to hear about a tour bike without...

Highly unusual to hear about a tour bike without eyelets on the seat stays.

Frame probably made in China and workers forgot to put eyelets on the seat stays??
01-16-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,102
Posted By cubewheels

WD40 leaves behind a sticky residue behind when...

WD40 leaves behind a sticky residue behind when it evaporates. It may not be visible when it's inside the rollers. You can clean it off of course and the remaining residue diluted by application of...
01-15-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By cubewheels

If the fork was turned to the side and placed...

If the fork was turned to the side and placed diagonally, it would have fit inside the box. Not the least surprising if it came from China with underpaid workers under very tight deadlines!
01-15-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,181
Posted By cubewheels

Use angle grinder around the puncture hole, look...

Use angle grinder around the puncture hole, look for a chunk of rubber at the side of the road, and hammer that chunk very very hard on the hole to melt and vulcanize it over the hole and seal it.
...
01-14-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 747
Posted By cubewheels

It's a little bit different here. More dangerous...

It's a little bit different here. More dangerous to annoy some motorists than being in the wrong place in the road.
01-14-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 970
Posted By cubewheels

I have always required setback posts on all the...

I have always required setback posts on all the bikes I ever had.

Unique requirement as a massive "heel dropper" which demanded significantly lower saddle height (reduced seat height also moves...
01-13-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 434
Posted By cubewheels

I agree and been doing the same. I've used one of...

I agree and been doing the same. I've used one of my walmart quality cheap a$$ bike for 3000 miles in harsh conditions without any problems. Only the seatpost, pedals, and handlebar got replaced,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,471
Posted By cubewheels

I just tried it to the extreme degree, hoods...

I just tried it to the extreme degree, hoods tilted inward 45 degrees if viewed from front and among other changes to the bike fit to compensate, it just handed me the most aero position I could ever...
01-05-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,158
Posted By cubewheels

Excluding all the short errands, only 6 years. ...

Excluding all the short errands, only 6 years.

5 years in my childhood (+ 7 months with return to cycling as adult). Roadie from 9 to 13 years old. Quit due to gang stealing my bike right in...
01-05-21, 01:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,115
Posted By cubewheels

I'm unininsured, can't afford hospital bills. So...

I'm unininsured, can't afford hospital bills. So really don't care about the state of hospitals nor gonna pull back on riding.
01-05-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,309
Posted By cubewheels

My $250 gruuhhhvle bike!!! ...

My $250 gruuhhhvle bike!!!
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01-04-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By cubewheels

I have the same experience with my freewheel but...

I have the same experience with my freewheel but because a freewheel isn't sealed and exposed to the elements.

I simply let my bike dry and inject lube in the freewheel and the freewheel spins...
01-02-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,544
Posted By cubewheels

I have lost count of times motorists cut me off. ...

I have lost count of times motorists cut me off. Or intentionally turned towards me and passed only a foot away in a wide, empty road.

Most of the perps are driving expensive cars, usually SUVs. ...
01-01-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,931
Posted By cubewheels

Ha! I did bring cash and even my long and heavy...

Ha! I did bring cash and even my long and heavy chain lock on a 6 hr ride! I also brought 3 bottles of water and 1.5 sandwich.

Ironically, that was an under-estimation. The ride included 2 hr...
12-31-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,544
Posted By cubewheels

You have the right to self defense. But the...

You have the right to self defense.

But the driver of the car is far too brainwashed by the society to even try to save his life.
12-31-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,544
Posted By cubewheels

There has been many times I felt like smashing...

There has been many times I felt like smashing something like a big rock to car that cut me real close in a corner at high speed.

It's real easy to chase a car in traffic even if their trying...
12-23-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By cubewheels

I sewed a quick dry cloth into a pocket and into...

I sewed a quick dry cloth into a pocket and into the helmet straps to hold bluetooth headphone speakers. The speaker only rests lightly over the earlobes with nothing to surround the ear....This...
12-21-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,273
Posted By cubewheels

Don't worry about the stock chainring for now. ...

Don't worry about the stock chainring for now. Cheap steel riveted chainrings are suprisingly tightly built and hard wearing. They actually last longer than far more expensive alloy chainrings if...
12-21-20, 04:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By cubewheels

Next time bring superglue and baking soda. ...

Next time bring superglue and baking soda. Baking soda is your last resort if you want the superglue to cure to maximum strength instantly.

Those are your secret weapons for patching in the...
12-21-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,273
Posted By cubewheels

I think the vast majority of 2020 cheap bikes...

I think the vast majority of 2020 cheap bikes will be served by metric toolsets.

A bike will typicaly require couple allen sizes (6mm maximum I think) and 10 to 15 mm for open wrenches so not a...
12-21-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,403
Posted By cubewheels

Had the same experience. I think it was the lead...

Had the same experience. I think it was the lead rider yelling to his buddies to keep their line (and not chase me). I had few other experiences where some of the riders broke away from their group...
12-21-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By cubewheels

Go to 0:11 of video :cheers: ...

Go to 0:11 of video :cheers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXiSVQZLje8
12-19-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,078
Posted By cubewheels

Yes, I see lots of them too

Yes, I see lots of them too
12-19-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,348
Posted By cubewheels

I think they're giving the graveleers the...

I think they're giving the graveleers the "hipster" look.

But real hipsters don't go around in gravel bikes. They tend ride around in 3 speed commuters or folders or minivelos or even SS/fixies...
12-18-20, 01:49 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,580
Posted By cubewheels

It's annoying to be passed by someone who...

It's annoying to be passed by someone who couldn't maintain your pace because they will slow down and then you need to pass them (leap frogging). That's actually one reason why I keep a high...
12-18-20, 01:38 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,253
Posted By cubewheels

Hehe I live in the tropics. December temps...

Hehe
I live in the tropics. December temps still reach 90F. Summers can get 120F. That's hot and humid!

I won't be surprised if I snapped just below 70F. It depends on where we are acclimated!
12-17-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,580
Posted By cubewheels

I've been "drafted" by a car before couple of...

I've been "drafted" by a car before couple of times. But I think it's more like stalking than drafting.

This is probably more a of a problem for female cyclists but I'm a guy so have no clue why a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 852
Posted By cubewheels

I have clumsy hands when working on stuff (am I...

I have clumsy hands when working on stuff (am I the only one?). I have on occassions accidentally dropped a tool on the bike (tools often jump off my hand, probably need magnetic gloves for that),...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 852
Posted By cubewheels

Many BF members use another (cheap / used) bike...

Many BF members use another (cheap / used) bike for indoor training. It saves you time for many reasons and may save you money in the long run as well.

You should only be removing the wheels for...
12-16-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,073
Posted By cubewheels

QR clamps are fine. I never had problems with...

QR clamps are fine. I never had problems with slipping or sideways movement and I have grease on the post. When I had a QR clamp, I set them to a level of tightness it takes both hands and thumbs to...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-15-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,300
Posted By cubewheels

We have approximately 30% of bumpy sections vs...

We have approximately 30% of bumpy sections vs "smooth" ones. The smooth sections are still wavy and you'll start bouncing at a certain speed (depending on the bike), usually above 22 mph.

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,802
Posted By cubewheels

A correctly setup front derailleur would have...

A correctly setup front derailleur would have zero chain rub (zero noise) and have butter smooth, fast shifting.

Park Tool didn't tell you the whole story for comprehensive FD tuning.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,782
Posted By cubewheels

Get empty gallon ice cream container (plastic...

Get empty gallon ice cream container (plastic ones, not the paper ones).

Put 1.5 scoop powder detergent in there, add water until 3/4 full. Stir with your hand until powder detergent is fully...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,782
Posted By cubewheels

I wash my bike during rides but only when it's...

I wash my bike during rides but only when it's raining hard and there's no mud in the streets
12-12-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 930
Posted By cubewheels

You're not supposed to fully extend your knees...

You're not supposed to fully extend your knees when pedaling - you may have set your saddle too high. Too high saddle would eventually lead to knee injury and compromise pedaling efficiency even if...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-10-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,915
Posted By cubewheels

I never liked flatbars nor anything close to that...

I never liked flatbars nor anything close to that position you hold the handlebars. I'd still rather have dropbar even if handling is a bit compromised off road. I've ridden my dropbar gravel bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,802
Posted By cubewheels

Either delay shifing to the small ring or upshift...

Either delay shifing to the small ring or upshift two cogs with the rear derailleur before going down to the small ring.

Delay shifting means you keep pedaling on the big ring well into the climb,...
12-07-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,304
Posted By cubewheels

The thief is probably someone living near you. ...

The thief is probably someone living near you. They probably saw you didn't lockup and took the chance.
12-07-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By cubewheels

You have an option to adjust angle of FD (when...

You have an option to adjust angle of FD (when viewed from top). Note that FD isn't required to be perfectly parallel with the chainrings. It can be slightly off just to address the issue of chain...
12-06-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,816
Posted By cubewheels

It would probably be more convenient and cheaper...

It would probably be more convenient and cheaper to just get a used rear wheel with freehub axle instead of converting your wheel to free hub which would require a complete wheel rebuild (LBS job)...
12-05-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,119
Posted By cubewheels

Probably more to do with technique. Note...

Probably more to do with technique.

Note that even the most expensive bikes don't like being shifted under load. Completely back off the power during shifting. Thumb shifter damage is also caused...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,659
Posted By cubewheels

I'm heel dropper and drop it as far as my legs...

I'm heel dropper and drop it as far as my legs will allow. I do it all the time when pedaling out of the saddle and less frequently when sitted (only when dealing with very steep gradients). I do...
12-04-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 843
Posted By cubewheels

The better solution I did (also covering puncture...

The better solution I did (also covering puncture / damage resistance) was simply to fit the widest tires possible on my road bike which is 35mm at the moment (it will fit wider tires but only with...
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