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Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,942
Posted By surak

I don't think anyone else in Road Cycling can...

I don't think anyone else in Road Cycling can relate, because we don't ride everywhere pretending to be in a Rad Race. Keeping rubber side down is not what we consider "high maintenance."
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,942
Posted By znomit

:popcorn

:popcorn
09-19-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By DorkDisk

^ This. You want to get those with pad holders...

^
This. You want to get those with pad holders the first time around. After that, you can get just the inserts (http://www.koolstop.com/english/v_type.html). Black for dry, red for wet, black/wet...
09-17-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By David Bierbaum

Yay. I rode my first "ride my age"

59 miles! No sparkle cramps! No barely getting back! I started early, took my time, made stops for lunch, treats, and hydration, including a self assembled root beer float made from a bottle of...
09-17-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 938
Posted By Koyote

Greatest bike racer the US has ever produced.

Greatest bike racer the US has ever produced.
09-17-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 401
Posted By cyclist2000

I would wait for a new one and sell the old one.

I would wait for a new one and sell the old one.
09-09-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,390
Posted By rydabent

Since when is fast the holy grail. There are...

Since when is fast the holy grail. There are other facets to cycling.
09-05-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 361
Posted By dedhed

loctite?

loctite?
09-05-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Litespud

how far up the wall do you want to mount the...

how far up the wall do you want to mount the bike? If you just want to hang it in the walk at “reach up” height, there are any number of wall brackets - even Lowe’s or HD have flip-down metal wall...
08-25-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,005
Posted By rydabent

We get too soon old and too late smart.

We get too soon old and too late smart.
08-22-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,092
Posted By Maelochs

A new bike will always make you ride faster .... ...

A new bike will always make you ride faster .... because your wallet will be lighter. ( < rimshot >)
08-14-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By Tomm Willians

An early birthday surprise from the GF

Today the gf and I went into one of the local bike shops today to check on the progress of one of her Colnagos that’s being tuned up when I spot this beautiful SOMA in the shop.
Shop owner says it...
08-06-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 748
Posted By AlmostTrick

I'd look into going the riv nut route myself, but...

I'd look into going the riv nut route myself, but if you are unsure of your skills just seal the hole with tape, and wait for an opening in the shop. The epoxy would make future repair more difficult...
07-27-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 783
Posted By andrewclaus

The top bolt must completely cover the steerer.

The top bolt must completely cover the steerer.
07-27-20, 01:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I just when to a cheap 22-32-44 crank to solve a...

I just when to a cheap 22-32-44 crank to solve a similar issue. <$60 for a crank & BB.
07-25-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,194
Posted By cyclist2000

yeah, it is nuts, you should have more

yeah, it is nuts, you should have more
07-19-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By Papa Tom

Humor

From a Facebook meme I saw today:

"People shouldn't buy mountain bikes after fifty.

No, seriously. Fifty mountain bikes is more than enough!"
07-16-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 702
Posted By 63rickert

When buying used bikes first thing to look at...

When buying used bikes first thing to look at after evidence of front end damage is condition of seat lug. Or on a frame like one in top post, top of seat tube. They are very very frequently damaged...
07-10-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,984
Posted By wolfchild

Disc brakes prevent your rims from getting worn...

Disc brakes prevent your rims from getting worn out, especially when riding in dirty, gritty, wet environment such as gravel, dirt and snow. They also provide better braking when riding in winter...
07-09-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,104
Posted By 79pmooney

Countries that instituted tracing early,...

Countries that instituted tracing early, countries that mandated everyone wear masks and counties that instituted rigorous quarantine and distancing all have fared radically better than the US. I...
07-09-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 707
Posted By indyfabz

Saddles are quite personal. There is no "best"...

Saddles are quite personal. There is no "best" touring saddle other than the one that works best for you, which is likely going to be the worst saddle for others.

I tour on a Terry Liberator.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,012
Posted By eduskator

He does not care about your opinion or argument...

He does not care about your opinion or argument on whatever rubber is the best of the industry, he said he was happy with the damn new tires, and wanted to share it with us. Let the man be happy and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,012
Posted By ririder

The nobs are the ones belittling the OP for...

The nobs are the ones belittling the OP for buying tires that meet his needs. They weren't offering opinions,"Wait until you try an actual nice tire" and "My thought as well" are backhanded opinions...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,012
Posted By eduskator

Wait, some people do this? :lol: On another...

Wait, some people do this? :lol:

On another topic, I always find it funny how some forum members here act like they are experts who know everything. If OP said he liked his new tires, then why the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,012
Posted By Germanrazor

Not the most refined tire they make by any means...

Not the most refined tire they make by any means but remember this, if it works for you, then ride it. You are the ultimate end user and not us. Hopefully many happy miles.
07-03-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By hrdknox1

Could be leaking from the valve core if you...

Could be leaking from the valve core if you didn't submerge that.
07-01-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Amt0571

I have four of this: ...

I have four of this:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x500/imatge_0871c2df8599780fe0e9490334a4372cf992d117.png

I placed them in a way that they allow me to hang four bikes...
06-30-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By Metieval

Edit: Apparently I have the old style that has...

Edit: Apparently I have the old style that has been discontinued, and I have no Experience with the new Polar bottles. So take my original comment below with a huge grain of salt! Also see post #17...
06-30-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Simple levers and action/reaction stuff. The...

Simple levers and action/reaction stuff. The inner cable is trying to shorten between the tops of the arms (because some of the inner cable is being pulled into the lever at the bars). Depending on...
06-29-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,180
Posted By HillRider

The first thing you should get is a good bike...

The first thing you should get is a good bike repair manual like Lennard Zinn's "Zinn and the Art of Road (or MTB) Bike Maintenance" or the Park Tool's "Blue Book" and read them cover to cover. ...
06-29-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,180
Posted By dsbrantjr

Get a good cable cutter. I have never regretted...

Get a good cable cutter. I have never regretted the money I spent on my Felco cutter decades ago; it still works like new.
06-25-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By krecik

I used to think I'm a good mechanic until I cross...

I used to think I'm a good mechanic until I cross threaded a brand new frame and inserted the cups the wrong way around. I actually got them the whole way in :o. I've learned a lot since then but I...
06-24-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 836
Posted By grizzly59

Pump it up to where you want with your floor...

Pump it up to where you want with your floor pump. Now pinch your tire with your thumb and forefinger. Do it again tomorrow. Now you know what it feels like, and you won’t exceed that with your hand...
06-23-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By 70sSanO

The internet with videos is the big difference...

The internet with videos is the big difference between now and 30+ years ago.

Back then you picked up books that told you how, with maybe a few photos or diagrams. I still remember reading to...
06-23-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By Miele Man

I don't know anyone who has installed a noseless...

I don't know anyone who has installed a noseless saddle and liked it. the more miles/kilometres they ride the less they like the saddle. A fair bit of steering is done subconsciously by pressing a...
06-23-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,034
Posted By RH Clark

Wife made out like a bandit. At least we think so.

We found this in a local bike shop yesterday. It fits my wife like it was made for her. She told me she knew she was going to buy it before she had ridden it 100 yards. We only paid $550 which was...
06-22-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By Brad L

Simplex plastic restoration

For those of you needing a quick and easy way to restore the blackness to your gray, faded Delrin parts, I’ve found the perfect solution. The Simplex bracket on my newly acquired PX-10 was cracked...
06-21-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By Miele Man

Carefully check the tire for anything that might...

Carefully check the tire for anything that might be embedded in it. I had a tire once that had picked up a very fine piece of wire (much like a piece of brake or derailleur cable wire if it was one...
06-21-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,270
Posted By unterhausen

I'm hoping to get used to my hydration pack...

I'm hoping to get used to my hydration pack again. I have been riding in places where you can't get water.
06-20-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By Kapusta

I suggest googling “parts of a suspension fork”...

I suggest googling “parts of a suspension fork” so people undertand what you are talking about and vice-versa. There is no such thing as a “travel tube”.

Are you talking about the stanchions? You...
06-16-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,889
Posted By Bmach

I’m not going to try and change your mind. If you...

I’m not going to try and change your mind. If you don’t feel you need one then you don’t.
06-16-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,889
Posted By blakcloud

What ever happened to using capital letters at...

What ever happened to using capital letters at the beginning of sentences to make reading your diatribe easier? You know what capital letters are, you actually use them in your in your paragraphs.
...
06-16-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,889
Posted By GlennR

My wife has no bike computer and leaves her phone...

My wife has no bike computer and leaves her phone at home when she rides.

So she doesn't even need your $30 android phone.

So what's your point?
06-15-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 659
Posted By HTupolev

Because most of the terms used by manufacturers...

Because most of the terms used by manufacturers refer specifically to their proprietary implementations, and for a general term, "brifter" has far fewer syllables than "integrated brake/shift lever."
06-05-20, 03:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By dabac

cassettes mainly differ in weight and surface...

cassettes mainly differ in weight and surface treatment. I’d be very sceptical about someone claiming to feel any difference between cassettes of the same degree of wear and tooth count.

Bike...
06-02-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,205
Posted By shelbyfv

Hmmm. First post, beyond bizarre:foo:

Hmmm. First post, beyond bizarre:foo:
06-01-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Have a bike shop do an inspection of your bike. ...

Have a bike shop do an inspection of your bike. Then you will know what needs to be done. My guess is that it will be far more cost effective to just take care of the problems rather than buying a...
05-31-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By MRT2

At 5'7", a small is likely too small, as that is...

At 5'7", a small is likely too small, as that is a bike made for someone closer to 5'" to 5'4". At 5'7", you probably need a medium. It makes me mad that bike shops are so greedy or clueless that...
05-28-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,268
Posted By GlennR

Maybe it's a poor design. I would suggest getting...

Maybe it's a poor design. I would suggest getting a different gauge.

Personally i use a floor pump with a built in gauge. Is use the same one everything and whatever the number is, it's...
05-26-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,132
Posted By phughes

Weight yourself, pick up pick up bike, weigh...

Weight yourself, pick up pick up bike, weigh yourself and bike, do the math.
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