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Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,532
Posted By genejockey

Agreed. I just put mechanical R8000 on my dream...

Agreed. I just put mechanical R8000 on my dream bike that I was building up, and it is fabulously unremarkable!
06-22-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,396
Posted By Recycled Cycler

I'm doing a bit of a rebuild on it. When rebuild...

I'm doing a bit of a rebuild on it. When rebuild done next week I'll be sure to post pics :cheers:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 935
Posted By keithdunlop

I ride the gravel frame that ICAN makes for...

I ride the gravel frame that ICAN makes for Ridley. Top quality and exceptional customer service.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 935
Posted By Ryan_M

I built this one...

I built this one (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1245996-new-bike-build-log.html). Very happy with it.
...
06-20-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,082
Posted By gorillimo

Went to 42 Conti Speed Rides. They roll really...

Went to 42 Conti Speed Rides. They roll really well. Handling my admittedly modest trail use . No flats in over a year. I’m good…. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,003
Posted By Cdst

If you have lusted for a Campagnolo equipped bike...

If you have lusted for a Campagnolo equipped bike and you are willing to not get electronic shifting then you won’t regret the win-win of Record for less than Ultegra. I for one find peace in not...
06-12-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,396
Posted By Fredo76

I gained a feel for how springy Reynolds 531...

I gained a feel for how springy Reynolds 531 really is when we cold-set my frame. That is some springy stuff, alright.
06-08-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,355
Posted By GhostRider62

N = 2 isn't data. You are wrong. Silly...

N = 2 isn't data.

You are wrong. Silly wrong. Try looking in the last decade, not the last century. I rarely get less than 5,000 miles from a chain and often 10,000+ miles and that is only...
06-03-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,396
Posted By Ttom

Steel

I get it now I have read many time that steel bikes flex giving them a smoother ride and that sounds good on paper but seriously how much "flexing" can you get out of steel? My previous bike was...
Forum: Foo
06-02-22, 03:55 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 4,896
Posted By SurferRosa

:wtf: :lol:

:wtf: :lol:
05-30-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,507
Posted By cyccommute

Nope. Not Jacques Charles. That gas law relates...

Nope. Not Jacques Charles. That gas law relates temperature to volume with a constant pressure. Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac is the one who related pressure and temperature. He also co-discovered...
05-30-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,152
Posted By leon6782

Finally closing the loop here. She's pretty much...

Finally closing the loop here. She's pretty much done. Photos below!

I took her for a test ride, and mostly feels great, shifts like butter. The only thing I noticed is some "creeking" sound...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,319
Posted By PeteHski

When you are trying to think up yet another...

When you are trying to think up yet another obvious troll thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,319
Posted By mstateglfr

How do you forget the number of chainrings on...

How do you forget the number of chainrings on your road bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By surak

Out of the box suggestion would be to switch to...

Out of the box suggestion would be to switch to tubeless with 32mm Continental GP 5000 S TRs. You'll see a massive reduction in rolling resistance and tubeless sealant will handle most punctures...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,050
Posted By delbiker1

I would not be surprised if you have fit, set up...

I would not be surprised if you have fit, set up issues. IMO, a forum such as this is not among the better places to find suggestions and answers to your issue. There are just too many factors for...
05-22-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,037
Posted By livedarklions

I don't care one way or the other about the word...

I don't care one way or the other about the word "troll", but to describe what he did as just post a differing " opinion " really is laughable. Let's be clear, he made a ridiculous assertion that...
05-22-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,404
Posted By Polaris OBark

Ride up grades, don't buy upgrades.

Ride up grades, don't buy upgrades.
05-22-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,404
Posted By MattTheHat

Keep pedaling.

Keep pedaling.
05-22-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,404
Posted By Rolla

”Quit Strava.”

”Quit Strava.”
05-22-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,404
Posted By tomato coupe

"Don't waste your time on online...

"Don't waste your time on online forums."
05-22-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,037
Posted By Paul Barnard

People who dodge reasonable questions about their...

People who dodge reasonable questions about their opinions are trolls. Pure and simple. If you are posting your opinion without any desire to discuss it, that certainly doesn't serve the purpose of...
05-22-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,037
Posted By Paul Barnard

Get over it. I'll infer that everyone who avoids...

Get over it. I'll infer that everyone who avoids simple straight-forward questions is a troll.
05-22-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,037
Posted By Daniel4

Regardless of how you feel about cyclists riding...

Regardless of how you feel about cyclists riding in groups or abreast, blaming the victim is not a defence for throwing objects at them, which is an assault and littering.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 01:11 PM
05-20-22, 12:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,239
Posted By downhillmaster

No offense but your posts should require both...

No offense but your posts should require both :innocent:
05-18-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By beng1

At NORBA event in 1997; ...

At NORBA event in 1997;


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05-17-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,828
Posted By superdex

So ... here she is. Got a 13mi mixed surface ride...

So ... here she is. Got a 13mi mixed surface ride in tonight as soon as I could throw pedals on and adjust the saddle. I'm in LOVE!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,102
Posted By cxwrench

I was a pro team mechanic for over a decade and...

I was a pro team mechanic for over a decade and I'll just say this: Pro racers are some of the most ignorant, under educated, know-nothings when it comes to bicycles that I've ever had the pleasure...
05-15-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 352,000
Posted By franswa

Hot 50

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,677
Posted By Sy Reene

You don't even need a calculator, just the ole...

You don't even need a calculator, just the ole charts. 285lbs @55% rear weighting, 25mm tire..
Maybe why Vittoria Corsas have 145psi max on their sidewalls.
...
05-14-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 715
Posted By gobicycling

My wife, Nora, approaching her 85th birthday.

Nora, in her 85th year, riding the neighborhood with human power.
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Forum: Foo
05-06-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,509
Posted By TiHabanero

A day in the life of a school teacher

Yesterday was a typical day at a well respected school building in a well respected school district. Champion football, soccer, baseball, etc. A mix of rural and the encroaching wealthy.

As usual...
05-06-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,652
Posted By indyfabz

Even though it’s early… ...

Even though it’s early…


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05-06-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,652
Posted By DonkeyShow

I'd rather "cagers" be mindful and not pass me at...

I'd rather "cagers" be mindful and not pass me at 30+ mph with <2 feet of space.

Not sure why op got mad and yelled at the biker tho. What a dumb thread.
05-06-22, 03:47 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,652
Posted By delbiker1

I, also, would have saluted you, and yelled back....

I, also, would have saluted you, and yelled back. IMO, you were not concerned with anything but your wish to save some time. You had to wait for one whole kilometer? How terrible! Remember this...
05-05-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,999
Posted By Seattle Forrest

This thread took a very bizarre and hostile turn....

This thread took a very bizarre and hostile turn. :eek:
05-04-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,999
Posted By surak

Why stay with Garmin at all? I have a doctorate...

Why stay with Garmin at all? I have a doctorate in computer science and am comfortable using many complex technologies. After buying an Edge 520 and regretting it every single day, I switched to...
05-03-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By beng1

Marin-ating for 25 years

A 25th anniversary thread for my Marin bike I bought 25 years ago. It is a large-size steel-framed job which I chose back then because it was well-proven technology. This is my regular ride for any...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,760
Posted By bruce19

My GURU Sidero (steel) is also built with...

My GURU Sidero (steel) is also built with Columbus Spirit. I put Mavic tubeless wheels/tires on it and it is lighter, faster, and more comfortable.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,609
Posted By caloso

10 minutes each, on a two-hour ride? Ain't...

10 minutes each, on a two-hour ride? Ain't nobody got time for that.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,609
Posted By tomato coupe

9 hours later ...

9 hours later ...
04-29-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,987
Posted By rydabent

The situation that is so dumb is saying a cyclist...

The situation that is so dumb is saying a cyclist is impeding traffic when there are two lanes.
04-26-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 352,000
Posted By djkashuba

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52031911759_ac...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52031911759_acc965a825_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ngT9AT)
Dutch Flatt Ca (https://flic.kr/p/2ngT9AT) by djk762 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/djk762/), on Flickr
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04-22-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By njkayaker

There is probably a step you are missing. This is...

There is probably a step you are missing. This is the "regular" way of getting courses/routes from RWGPS. It's been used for many years by many people.

Export the route as FIT and make sure you...
04-20-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,389
Posted By Andy_K

Things are substantially more complicated when...

Things are substantially more complicated when you start talking about MTBs. The typical engineering simplification/assumption of a basically smooth surface to ride on goes away completely and so the...
04-20-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,389
Posted By squirtdad

this is a problem IMHO in that form follows...

this is a problem IMHO in that form follows function and the function for mountain biking is hugely different than for road bikes. Flat bars are an example Tubeless is another example, for all...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2,786
Views: 456,263
Posted By ooga-booga

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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04-18-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,389
Posted By Kedosto

True story: This weekend while stuffing my...

True story:
This weekend while stuffing my hydro equipped bike into my vehicle, my helpful neighbor grabbed a handful of front brake with the wheel removed. When I got home, I grabbed a plastic...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2,786
Views: 456,263
Posted By Germany_chris

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