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Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,255
Posted By WhyFi

One of my concerns with regards to this is the...

One of my concerns with regards to this is the unearned speed thing. Not in the sense that they don't deserve to go that fast, but in that it didn't take them time to get that fit to go that fast;...
07-22-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By easyupbug

Carbon assembly paste works for me. You all...

Carbon assembly paste works for me. You all probably know this but as a reminder the torque you use for a dry bolt if applied to a lubed bolt can overload and break the bolt.
07-21-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Iride01

For me, it depends on what's coming up on my...

For me, it depends on what's coming up on my riding schedule. If just a normal ride for me, I'm more curious about the "how far will they go" instead of worried about flatting. If a Century ride or...
07-19-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,597
Posted By BikeDood53

If they could actually build a reliable motor...

If they could actually build a reliable motor where the outboard bearing doesn't fail every 18 to 24 months, even if it was heavier, would take that over anything lighter, that is even more likely to...
07-19-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,200
Posted By Jp42

I feel better now.

I currently have a bike for sale on CL.
Got an email this morning with what I considered a lowball offer, didn't think to much about it.
Writing this post got me to thinking and sure enough, it was...
07-18-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,146
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Heh. Wrap from the top down, and the only...

Heh. Wrap from the top down, and the only finishing is putting the plugs in the bar ends :)

But I did put some unnecessary "finishing" on my Raleigh by adding an underlayer of complimentary...
07-18-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 22,716
Posted By radroad

This thread is going to be a HILARIOUS read five...

This thread is going to be a HILARIOUS read five years on. :)


There are only two sectors of bicycling with increasing sales: e-bikes and gravel, and e-bike sales are increasing at a far faster...
07-17-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,095
Posted By nomadmax

Somebody at Specialized is smoking crack.

Somebody at Specialized is smoking crack.
07-14-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 966
Posted By dsbrantjr

Plus the possible medical/dental bills if it...

Plus the possible medical/dental bills if it fails; the potential for catastrophic failure (and I don't perceive any "minor" or "recoverable" failure mode on a fork, you are going down hard) is too...
07-14-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,036
Posted By Rollfast

So does restoring bicycles, ham radio and half of...

So does restoring bicycles, ham radio and half of the other stuff guys do.
07-13-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,795
Posted By 79pmooney

I spaced out in my previous post. (Guilty -...

I spaced out in my previous post. (Guilty - didn't read most of this thread.) I have one of those steel Nitto posts. Best production post I have ever owned or ridden by a lot. They are gems. ...
07-13-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,795
Posted By Kedosto

I bet the fatigue life on that Rinsten thing is...

I bet the fatigue life on that Rinsten thing is measured in minutes for anybody heavier than Tinkerbell.



-Kedosto
07-11-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By ThermionicScott

Sometimes the satisfaction of taking something...

Sometimes the satisfaction of taking something apart and making it better is reward enough. Who cares whether it impresses the grumpy trolls of the Internet. :thumb:
07-11-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,921
Posted By DiabloScott

This is backwards from every direction I've ever...

This is backwards from every direction I've ever seen, or used. The valve is the part that is most likely to cause a problem, so you get it in there first and do the hard bead forcing on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,016
Posted By woodcraft

Nice video. Supple ride= thin sidewalls=...

Nice video.

Supple ride= thin sidewalls= easier to damage.

Looks like previous damage that worsened over time.
07-11-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 964
Posted By Salamandrine

To me, the slippery nature of a Brooks is plus. I...

To me, the slippery nature of a Brooks is plus. I constantly shift around slightly. IME it's kind of bad to be glued to one spot, and I absolutely hate grippy saddles. Suede Turbos only worked BITD...
07-10-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 964
Posted By gugie

I don't like a saddle that I stick to. I want a...

I don't like a saddle that I stick to. I want a saddle that I can easily slide forward and back on for the same reason I like to move my hand position around - you don't want any single part of your...
Forum: Touring
07-10-19, 04:24 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 101,785
Posted By indyfabz

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/dsc01752_6522793f471c289897da031985c32658e3936c88.jpg

View from Day 2's campsite along the St. Joe River outside of Avery, ID.
Forum: Touring
07-10-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 101,785
Posted By indyfabz

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/dsc01881_8b5cf0fe6a5166b9929d373f2d529f0b065197b7.jpg

High above the Yaak River.
07-09-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,132
Posted By fietsbob

In the 70's they were only 1 color ...

In the 70's they were only 1 color ...
07-08-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,717
Posted By 3alarmer

The ShelBroCo Bicycle Chain Cleaning System...

The ShelBroCo Bicycle Chain Cleaning System (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainclean.html)

...:)
07-07-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,163
Posted By horatio

Or some dumbass pulling out of a driveway.

Or some dumbass pulling out of a driveway.
07-06-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,040
Posted By dsbrantjr

Way, way less than 1/4 turn. Likely less than 1...

Way, way less than 1/4 turn. Likely less than 1 degree. I set mine up with the locknut slightly tight but still movable, then make the final adjustment by tightening the cone or locknut, depending...
07-05-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By rumrunn6

I also see it as the wheel which has a problem....

I also see it as the wheel which has a problem. watch the rim as it spins. if it was the tire, only the tire would be jumping, but we can see the rim jumping
07-03-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,176
Posted By Aahzz

I am officially OFF INSULIN!!!!

Between my minimum 6 days per week biking schedule and eating Keto, I need to celebrate :). Just got back from the doc's office. Down 31.1 pounds and am off of insulin. Still got a way to go, but...
07-02-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,169
Posted By mixteup

I think the idea with mountain bikes, in having...

I think the idea with mountain bikes, in having the tire much wider than the rim, is to protect the rim in rocky terrain - The rim being tucked in behind the bulge of the tire, out of harms way - No...
06-30-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,786
Posted By big chainring

Ask your wife, girlfriend, mother

Its gotten to a fresh new absurdity level....cycling fashion. Neon gone wild. Bug glasses. Skullcap bubble visor TT helmets. Then combine that with this facial hair fad. Its like a clown car collided...
06-30-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By SilverRubicon

This will probably be of interest to you. Has a...

This will probably be of interest to you. Has a few thoughts on the subject.

https://janheine.wordpress.com/2019/06/26/myth-18-wide-tires-need-wide-rims/
06-28-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,911
Posted By AnkleWork

Deductive logic: 1. No dimension like...

Deductive logic:
1. No dimension like "perfectly straight handlebars" can exist in space-time.
2. So a tolerance on the misalignment will have to be specified.
3. The tolerance will have to...
06-28-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By shelbyfv

Not to mention why did you want to remove a...

Not to mention why did you want to remove a "brand new" chain?
06-24-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,199
Posted By Spoonrobot

If you've got the clearance and aren't shorter...

If you've got the clearance and aren't shorter than 5'6" or so, 700c is a superior wheel size for all but the most mild gravel. The rollover advantage is just too large to ignore and that brings...
06-20-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,153
Posted By tyrion

Slack head tube angle, longer front center. ...

Slack head tube angle, longer front center.



The bike geometry does matter - come one, you must admit that.
06-20-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,756
Posted By drlogik

I have two Wabi's and love both of them (and...

I have two Wabi's and love both of them (and thinking of buying another one) but sending out a bike without bottle cage braze-ons isn't acceptable in my opinion.


..
06-13-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,795
Posted By qclabrat

LOL, get the inside joke now, carry on....

LOL, get the inside joke now, carry on....
06-13-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,487
Posted By Kapusta

Either: a) you lost a spacer of some sort. ...

Either:

a) you lost a spacer of some sort.
b) you are assembling it wrong.

Have you tried re-assembling with the old ring?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 47,863
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Completely the wrong thing to do. You'll crack a...

Completely the wrong thing to do. You'll crack a rim.
06-02-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,252
Posted By Happy Feet

After a couple of hours up it was time for some...

After a couple of hours up it was time for some fun down the switchbacks. My arms are a little red from burning on reentry. Somewhere, a guy in a pickup is wondering what blew by him.

Stopping to...
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