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09-16-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 666
Posted By BCDrums

Don, I'm your age, and I too prefer a 90 rpm...

Don, I'm your age, and I too prefer a 90 rpm cadence, but you are coming back from an injury. Find the cadence that works for you today, then adapt/improve as you feel it. Please take your time,...
09-13-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,228
Posted By BCDrums

When is that Ignore Thread button going to be...

When is that Ignore Thread button going to be available? :lol:
09-07-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 13,537
Posted By BCDrums

Could this be described as a BJSO? A bicycle...

Could this be described as a BJSO? A bicycle jersey-shaped object? :D

I have never participated in a thread with this many posts before. But it’s so bad that it’s good, like the Sharknado movies.
09-07-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,109
Posted By BCDrums

Somewhat off-topic

I wrote:






D'Addario responded:

Thank you for reaching out! Our Play Real site is currently experiencing a bug - but our team is actively working on getting it resolved. During normal...
09-05-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,109
Posted By BCDrums

Good question. When I put in the code for...

Good question. When I put in the code for confirmation, the website returned a message confirming that the strings were legitimate, and it said:

Please note that attempts to authenticate the same...
09-05-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,109
Posted By BCDrums

I buy a dozen sets of guitar strings during the...

I buy a dozen sets of guitar strings during the year. Cost per set can range from $6-$18. Guitar players have to watch out for counterfeit strings in the same way that bicyclists have to watch for...
08-30-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 13,537
Posted By BCDrums

I would say a $4 flashing light for night riding.

I would say a $4 flashing light for night riding.
08-27-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,509
Posted By BCDrums

Sorry, only one troll per person per day. Thanks.

Sorry, only one troll per person per day. Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 10,811
Posted By BCDrums

What I have learned from this thread

This thread has confirmed for me (again) that I'd rather not wax, though many find it beneficial.

And I have learned (again) that, after about 50 posts, many threads devolve into the same few...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 481
Views: 10,811
Posted By BCDrums

Some lab may have gotten a greater lifespan, but...

Some lab may have gotten a greater lifespan, but do real users on the real road? Did you get 4-5X?


For the convenience of not having to rotate chains, running a little crock pot and boiling wax;...
08-22-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 451
Posted By BCDrums

Rema, Rema, Rema

No kidding. You don't even say what you're using this goop for, but if you're patching tubes, discard the Slime product and get a Rema patch kit. Much less trouble. If you insist on a lifetime...
08-22-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,082
Posted By BCDrums

10-15 years ago was quite a long time. Perhaps...

10-15 years ago was quite a long time. Perhaps you'll be happy to know that things have improved.

I have noticed no inferiority and have never had a quick link open or fail in 10 or 15 years of...
08-22-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,082
Posted By BCDrums

Aardy, try the Wippermann Connex link...

Aardy, try the Wippermann Connex link (https://www.connexchain.com/en/connectors/detail/connex-link) mentioned above. Connects and disconnects without tools. Bike shops, online dealers and Amazon...
08-18-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,123
Posted By BCDrums

Where is ChamoisDavisJr when you need him? :lol:

Where is ChamoisDavisJr when you need him? :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 550
Posted By BCDrums

Indy, I use & like NFS. I use a pinpoint...

Indy,

I use & like NFS. I use a pinpoint squeeze bottle to put a small drop on every link. The 12-drop method may or may not be adequate, I don't know, but I choose to distribute the lube myself,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,471
Posted By BCDrums

The Dinotte Quad Red tail light

I know that the OP has made his move, but I'll second the Dinotte Quad Red. (https://store.dinottelighting.com/new-2022-quad-red-taillight-with-built-in-battery-p111.aspx) It's nicely made with an...
07-25-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 530
Posted By BCDrums

The Big Reveal!

Today I made a tiny incision in the tube (already patched!) and here's what i found:...
07-16-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,273
Posted By BCDrums

I thought it meant I'll be blasting you, having...

I thought it meant I'll be blasting you, having grown up watching sci-fi movies on TV hosted by Major Mudd. Brift on!
07-11-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,943
Posted By BCDrums

Someone said: Please don't call them...

Someone said:

Please don't call them "brifters", that just sounds stupid. Really.
07-06-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,189
Posted By BCDrums

See what I mean? :lol:

See what I mean? :lol:
07-06-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,189
Posted By BCDrums

Has no one else ever wondered if Larry is a...

Has no one else ever wondered if Larry is a performance artist? His posts are just on the edge of troll, yet good enough to attract not only the Usual Suspects but the most credible members. I always...
07-06-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,189
Posted By BCDrums

Duplicate post, sorry!

Duplicate post, sorry!
07-02-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,811
Posted By BCDrums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmM9V3OsOPc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmM9V3OsOPc
06-22-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,222
Posted By BCDrums

Someone has Mommy issues. :lol:

Someone has Mommy issues. :lol:
06-22-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By BCDrums

It's surprising that there is enough demand to...

It's surprising that there is enough demand to warrant a business with a dedicated van to removing seat posts. Creative!
06-11-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 485
Posted By BCDrums

Hiya Marc, Welcome to BikeForums. There are...

Hiya Marc,

Welcome to BikeForums. There are a lot of very helpful people here who can give you a detailed answer to your question, but the short answer is yes, the Sport 6 won't be as fast as the...
04-29-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,310
Posted By BCDrums

Still OT

STI is Shimano Total Integration. So, what about Campy ErgoPower? SRAM Double Tap? These are brand/marketing names, not a generic description of a component. Brifter covers all. A useful word, if you...
04-10-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By BCDrums

Thank you for the photos. The guard looks quite...

Thank you for the photos. The guard looks quite elegant and appropriate for Campy. Nice work!
04-06-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,361
Posted By BCDrums

A good question, Rolla. I am riding a custom...

A good question, Rolla. I am riding a custom steel bike from 1990 that came with 7-speed bar-end shifters, a triple crank and 19mm tires. I stopped upgrading the drive train at 9sp and there it...
04-04-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,375
Posted By BCDrums

I am reminded of the great Screamin' Jay Hawkins...

I am reminded of the great Screamin' Jay Hawkins and his classic tune, I Put a Spell on You, in which he sings,

I don't care if you don't want me, I'm YOURS! :lol:
04-03-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,375
Posted By BCDrums

Rats, Either ABC doesn't want your business...

Rats,

Either ABC doesn't want your business because the guy's a jerk, or you're a difficult customer who is not worth his trouble. I'd say take the hint, but he's not even hinting, he's flat-out...
02-03-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,486
Posted By BCDrums

I prefer to use miles. I understand that miles on...

I prefer to use miles. I understand that miles on a stationary bike are not directly translatable to road miles, but it allows me to compile a year-round effort in one metric. I accept its...
11-30-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,602
Posted By BCDrums

You take your side-pull Campy brake apart; remove...

You take your side-pull Campy brake apart; remove the nut, the two arms and the spring, plus any washers from the mounting bolt, and re-assemble the brake onto the drop bolt. The spring goes into the...
11-15-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 9,091
Posted By BCDrums

You're not on mine, Phil.

You're not on mine, Phil.
11-14-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 9,091
Posted By BCDrums

Atlas, I agree. After reading Bike Forums for...

Atlas, I agree. After reading Bike Forums for years, I have started to use the Ignore function to block posts from a very few members who talk too much and add too little. It's made a positive...
11-11-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,469
Posted By BCDrums

That's very funny, and a perfect description....

That's very funny, and a perfect description. :thumb:

If these tools are crap (and how can they not be for $13?) The OP will discover that fact on the side of the road. As to whether it's "better...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By BCDrums

I have the RD 6700 also, it has no markings as to...

I have the RD 6700 also, it has no markings as to SS or GS, but mine is a GS. I use a triple crank and need to take up the slack in the chain when I use the granny ring. The distance between the...
10-28-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 19,791
Posted By BCDrums

"Oh, I'm sorry, this is Abuse." :lol: ...

"Oh, I'm sorry, this is Abuse." :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BRc5zV4YKU
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,223
Posted By BCDrums

I bought some Terry shorts for my lovely bride,...

I bought some Terry shorts for my lovely bride, she likes 'em. Available in different inseam lengths. https://www.terrybicycles.com/apparel/cycling-bottoms/shorts
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,400
Posted By BCDrums

Corkscrew! :lol:

Corkscrew! :lol:
10-21-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 979
Posted By BCDrums

Reporting back! I ordered the shifter on Monday,...

Reporting back! I ordered the shifter on Monday, received it today/Thursday from California via USPS, a coast-to-coast trip. It certainly isn't a counterfeit; it has a Shimano tag zip-tied to it that...
10-20-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By BCDrums

I had bookmarked Toronto Cycles a few years back,...

I had bookmarked Toronto Cycles a few years back, never ordered from them, but they had a great website for colored, anodized connectors. When I saw Tomm's post I looked them up and was sorry to see...
10-20-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By BCDrums

https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-ji8zjdeidl/images/...

https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-ji8zjdeidl/images/stencil/760x760/attribute_rule_images/113813_source_1629332340.jpg
https://www.probolt-usa.com/titanium-dome-head-bolt-m4x0-50mmx12mm/

This could...
10-20-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By BCDrums

It's a lesson I have learned. This would make a...

It's a lesson I have learned. This would make a good signature! :lol:
10-19-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By BCDrums

Would seem easier to get some M4 bolts,

Would seem easier to get some M4 bolts,
10-15-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By BCDrums

I once bought a steel Surly 42T over an alloy...

I once bought a steel Surly 42T over an alloy Salsa ring, thinking the steel would last longer. But the Surly was poorly finished, with grinding marks on it, and the holes for the chainring bolts...
09-29-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,017
Posted By BCDrums

A beautiful bike! Classic TA triple crankset. The...

A beautiful bike! Classic TA triple crankset. The geometry looks slack. A comfort bike. Chris Chance was part of the Boston bike scene. In 1980, I bought a frame off the wall at Laughing Alley Cycles...
09-25-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,986
Posted By BCDrums

That's too bad. I have ordered once from BikeInn,...

That's too bad. I have ordered once from BikeInn, that went okay, but you're smart to be skeptical. Other European shops list the Renthal for sale, but maybe not in 38T. Chain Reaction carries it but...
09-25-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,986
Posted By BCDrums

BikeInn has this, $58 plus $10 to ship, would it...

BikeInn has this, $58 plus $10 to ship, would it work? Still not inexpensive.
...
08-15-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,147
Posted By BCDrums

I am using the CX70. Though not spec'ed as a...

I am using the CX70. Though not spec'ed as a triple FD, it works fine.

My bike's original derailler was a Shimano Deore for a 48-38-24 triple. Many years later, I went to a 42T big ring, and I...
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