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05-16-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,184
Posted By Obeast

Personally I donīt go to bike shops. The big box...

Personally I donīt go to bike shops. The big box stores now have everything I need in their ever expanding bike department. A good analogy to bike shops are shoe stores. I see them closing one by...
05-14-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,837
Posted By Obeast

is that some vintage groupset? I can see the use...

is that some vintage groupset? I can see the use of groupset but I believe in older bikes the word "groupset" includes matching hubs, pedals, seatpost, stem and all the other extras.
05-14-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,989
Posted By Obeast

cycling innovation stopped in the mid 1990s. We...

cycling innovation stopped in the mid 1990s. We are moving towards less gears for more money. I donīt think I will ever own a fixed gear because there are mountains where I live, lots of them.
05-13-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,837
Posted By Obeast

I ride road 10sp drivetrain but my crank is an 8...

I ride road 10sp drivetrain but my crank is an 8 speed triple and yes the double 10sp left shifter works fine but you have to sacrifice either some of the lowest gears in 22-X or some of the highest...
05-13-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,784
Posted By Obeast

James Bond in the latest reincarnation is now a...

James Bond in the latest reincarnation is now a ****sexual so things are chaning bruh.
05-12-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,837
Posted By Obeast

It makes less sense now more than ever. The newer...

It makes less sense now more than ever. The newer Tiagra and even Sora stuff look very 105-ish compared to a few years ago.

This is Sora R3000 9 speed
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05-12-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,837
Posted By Obeast

I have a bunch of road specific rear derailleurs...

I have a bunch of road specific rear derailleurs that I no longer use. All my road bikes use MTB rear derailleurs. They seem more technically advanced, shift better, can accommodate bigger...
05-12-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,784
Posted By Obeast

I think I see less pro TDF kits now since most...

I think I see less pro TDF kits now since most people ride ebikes so they donīt even break a sweat.
05-12-19, 04:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,837
Posted By Obeast

Is "groupset" an outdated concept that only mfgs are pushing?

except for shifters and possibly matching derailleurs I have mixed tons of stuff across brands and speeds and they all work fine. The front derailleur can be swapped across brands and even between...
05-12-19, 03:55 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,744
Posted By Obeast

if weight is not a problem then you can build a...

if weight is not a problem then you can build a really nice bike for about $500. My strategy goes like this:

buy a vintage ride with decent quality wheels and frame. Spend some time truing the...
05-12-19, 03:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,279
Posted By Obeast

So car sales have basically peaked out in most...

So car sales have basically peaked out in most developed countries. Younger people donīt buy cars anymore and rather share or rent. Vintage bicycles have really gone up in value lately because more...
05-12-19, 03:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,279
Posted By Obeast

I have heard this song more times than I can...

I have heard this song more times than I can count but I didnīt know that it came out in 1978, apparently during the bike boom era. As someone who loves cycling, maybe I should move closer to...
05-12-19, 03:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,279
Posted By Obeast

If you look at the "new" Sora and Tiagra...

If you look at the "new" Sora and Tiagra components, they do look quite nice for entry levels. Certainly much nicer than the Sora and Tiagra of the past few years. I think the internet really...
05-11-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By Obeast

riding to work is a healthy choice!

riding to work is a healthy choice!
05-11-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,279
Posted By Obeast

Rotors 13 speed group, FSA K force group,...

Rotors 13 speed group, FSA K force group, Microshift...if are not in a bike boom, why are there so many new companies making new components? Old customers likely just use the same brands.
05-11-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By Obeast

Is Peugeot a quality brand? I have heard of the...

Is Peugeot a quality brand? I have heard of the Peugeot car company but most of my friends think their cars are crap.
05-08-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,313
Posted By Obeast

I ride with ski gloves since most of them have a...

I ride with ski gloves since most of them have a fleece lining and an elastic strap near the wrist to prevent heat loss.
05-08-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,188
Posted By Obeast

When I ride my bike I feel a lot of positive...

When I ride my bike I feel a lot of positive energy afterwards. Getting on the bike to commute was the best decision I have ever made.
05-08-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,548
Posted By Obeast

steel bikes never look dated. So many nice bikes...

steel bikes never look dated. So many nice bikes in this thread.
05-08-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,744
Posted By Obeast

My threshold is $500. The best combo is a beat...

My threshold is $500. The best combo is a beat up frame with a big head tube sticker "Made in China" while sporting mainly XT components with "Japan" all hidden from view. Thieves are very racist,...
05-08-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,262
Posted By Obeast

Steel is edgy and sophisticated yet low...

Steel is edgy and sophisticated yet low maintenance. All steel is better.
05-08-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By Obeast

Lose more weight on 22-36 or 34-36 up a hill?

I am building a new gravel bike and I want to install my mtb triple but I am deliberating whether I should try the road compact. I struggle with 34-36 up a steep hill but I manage well with a 22-36....
05-07-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By Obeast

60 speed or quintuple crankset

edit: originally thought there was only 4 chainrings front! But mate to a 12 speed rear with 5 speed front you get 60 speeds!

I am changing all my double chainrings to triple but as of 2018 there...
05-06-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,744
Posted By Obeast

The new SLX and 105 stuff seem not much different...

The new SLX and 105 stuff seem not much different in finish and performance as the top end groups. I think technology in cycling has pretty much reached maturity and the only real area of advancement...
05-06-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,279
Posted By Obeast

yeah, lots of urban hipsters riding fixed gears...

yeah, lots of urban hipsters riding fixed gears and BMX and just bikes that seem really impractical for long distance rides. However, most of them seem to be secondhand conversions so I donīt think...
05-06-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,279
Posted By Obeast

Are we living in a Bike Boom Era?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bike_boom

Wikipedia says the UK is going through a bike boom right now but what about other countries? I see plenty of ebikes around but it is used by mostly old...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,574
Posted By Obeast

Triple is the way to go. I never run out of...

Triple is the way to go. I never run out of gears and my chain line always looks beautiful.
05-04-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 865
Posted By Obeast

so many clever suggestions lol

so many clever suggestions lol
05-04-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By Obeast

I donīt own anything above 10 speed but their new...

I donīt own anything above 10 speed but their new 10 speed and below chains still use pins. My new 9 speed chain comes with exactly 1 pin so I have zero room for error.
05-04-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,477
Posted By Obeast

I used to be really into this compact crank craze...

I used to be really into this compact crank craze but now I ride triple. I will never be out of gears and my chains will last forever. At the end of the day, most of the things you need in cycling...
05-04-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By Obeast

LOOK 8000 euros for this ride

Electric is now replacing all things high end in cycling. Now I want a battery powered helmet that can keep my ears warm in the winter.

...
05-04-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By Obeast

Are there other companies using this technology?...

Are there other companies using this technology? I like old steel frames in that the welds are so beautiful and clean. Even quality Taiwanese aluminum frames of the early 2000s showed great care in...
05-04-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By Obeast

I would say early 40s. Very few people under the...

I would say early 40s. Very few people under the age of 30 and even fewer at university age. Road cycling is approaching golf in popularity.
05-04-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By Obeast

Whatīs the reason Shimano still uses pins to connect chains?

I stopped buying Shimano chains years ago for the simple reason that new chains come with pins that are irreversible and expensive. I thought that Shimano would eventually copy Sram but it is still...
05-01-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Obeast

you need to identify if you have cassette or...

you need to identify if you have cassette or freehub first (watch park tools cassette type video on youtube) then go from there.
05-01-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By Obeast

Aerodynamic water bottles and cages most gimmicky design ever?

In my almost 3 years of vintage bike hunting I finally come across a mid 90s mtb with all Shimano XT 8sp stuff and a downtube aero water cage. Thereīs also a saddle aero cage but again no bottle. I...
05-01-19, 01:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,700
Posted By Obeast

When did MTB overtake road bikes in sales figures?

I started out in the cycling world with a road bike, specifically a vintage 7sp Nishiki but itīs getting rarer to find road bikes at the thrift stores these days. Itīs mostly mountain bikes and...
05-01-19, 01:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By Obeast

Should gravel bike and mtb have longer crank than road bike?

I have a little dilemma as I go about building my gravel bike, which is a mtb frame converting to drop bars. The current crank on it is 5 mm longer than the ones on my road bikes. Since this gravel...
04-30-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,566
Posted By Obeast

Are you talking about...

Are you talking about this?https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/300x261/s_l300_f81eaeaa615b0bfc34d829c08979c058369f180b.jpg

I have a 6 speed mtb bike with these but have no idea...
04-30-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,566
Posted By Obeast

I live in a very cold and hilly place and I am...

I live in a very cold and hilly place and I am looking at disc brakes specifically for a winter bike to commute with. I am not a racer and cycling has helped me lose weight. So with these factors...
04-30-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By Obeast

mtb mavid rims and deore LX hubs good quality?

I found a Nakamura (made in Taiwan) bike with all 8 speed Deore XT (which is like 2nd highest groupset from Shimano) but the wheels have these mavic 26 wheels mated to Shimano Deore LX hubs. Are...
04-30-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By Obeast

What's the name of internal brake hub from 80s or 90s mtb?

I was given an old mtb with these weird brakes that pull on something near the hubs of the front and rear wheel? I believe the bike itself is 6 or 7 speed with a freehub system and positron friction...
04-28-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,566
Posted By Obeast

What is the reason the braking surface of a disc has so many holes?

I notice on the more high end bikes the discs have a ton of holes on them. Is this to save weight or what? Would the cheaper discs with less holes provide more braking power since thereīs more...
04-27-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,548
Posted By Obeast

itīs crazy how much gears the older bikes have.

itīs crazy how much gears the older bikes have.
04-27-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,523
Posted By Obeast

Are Carbon Fiber Frames still considered desirable?

Seeing how many steel frames age from the vintage forum, I really donīt care for carbon bikes that much anymore. Carbon fiber was like caviar to me a few years ago but now it is now more like crispy...
04-27-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By Obeast

it looks fast though.

it looks fast though.
04-27-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,610
Posted By Obeast

10 speed Campy shifters are beautiful and they...

10 speed Campy shifters are beautiful and they get more beautiful as time goes by. The newer stuff looks like orcsī vomit. 9sp shifters are not that nice but it has that very Batman look to it.
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04-27-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,577
Posted By Obeast

New retailer (brick or online) to buy new 26 wheel hardtail MTB?

I look at BD and it looks like most of their offering is now in 27.5 wheels. I want hydraulic discs, decent wheels and under $800.
04-27-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By Obeast

yes, but the cable nut thing protrudes inward...

yes, but the cable nut thing protrudes inward such that it blocks the cassette from disengaging with the dropout even when I am in the outer most (highest) gear.
04-26-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By Obeast

Why my 9sp SLX rear derailleur prevents me from removing rear wheel?

the part where the cable tightens to digs into the cassette every time I try to remove my rear wheel. I canīt even put on the rear wheel without removing the rear derailleur first.
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