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10-23-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 508
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

I recently bought a Gore bikewear ShakeDry...

I recently bought a Gore bikewear ShakeDry jacket. I brought it along on a few rides when it was forecast to rain, but it didn't rain. I gave credit to Gore for keeping me dry. e A couple days ago...
10-23-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 508
Posted By PeteHski

Odd statement when you haven't worn any of the...

Odd statement when you haven't worn any of the windproof & breathable materials that have been around for decades.
10-23-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 508
Posted By surak

I have both a Shakedry jacket and Shakedry cap....

I have both a Shakedry jacket and Shakedry cap. I've gotten the jacket to have a thin layer of moisture on the inside, never more. Bought the cap recently and first wore it on my commute when the...
10-22-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 906
Posted By sunburst

As the OP, I'm glad I posted and read every...

As the OP, I'm glad I posted and read every response. No more bike shop in the garage, and no more flipping for profit. I've got 3 bikes on cl/fb now. After that I'm done.

I don't think even...
10-22-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 386
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

It's why I only log in to bikeforums once every...

It's why I only log in to bikeforums once every few weeks/months. Due to a lack of regulation, then moderators often siding with "deplorables", and finally realizing I was giving a lot more than I...
10-22-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 386
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I find it ineffably sad, that the...

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...I find it ineffably sad, that the mechanical advice forum has degenerated to this extent. The first instinct in here now seems to be making declarative pronouncements on what should never be...
10-21-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 906
Posted By grizzly59

Word. This should be reread a few times.

Word. This should be reread a few times.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,304
Posted By babyboomer

Not to worry, RiceAWay. I have already taken...

Not to worry, RiceAWay. I have already taken steps to ensure that IRide01 will be barred from participating in any of my future postsÖ JUST KIDDING! I realize that participating in forums like these...
10-20-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 331
Posted By dsbrantjr

If by "anodized" you mean aluminum, I avoid...

If by "anodized" you mean aluminum, I avoid aluminum nuts and bolts (and spoke nipples) like the plague. They are weak and liable to both stripping and seizing, especially when mated to aluminum...
10-20-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 331
Posted By macstuff

You can't just run a larger tap into a smaller...

You can't just run a larger tap into a smaller thread to enlarge it, you would have to drill the old threads out first. (machinist drill register bit). Especially since the threaded bung you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 901
Posted By Bald Paul

I had one in my cart, then found out they don't...

I had one in my cart, then found out they don't offer free shipping. Oh well.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 901
Posted By johnnyace

Easy. Don't buy their stuff.

Easy. Don't buy their stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 02:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 901
Posted By Kimmo

Sure looks like a nice stem tho

Sure looks like a nice stem tho
10-19-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 906
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Agreed that insurance is the right thing to do...

Agreed that insurance is the right thing to do for your customers. After all if something should go wrong due to your mistake and that took the bread winner from providing for their family wouldn't...
10-19-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 617
Posted By Korina

Basically none, the air's coming from the pump...

Basically none, the air's coming from the pump hose.
10-18-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By PeteHski

I think this will work too, but there's far more...

I think this will work too, but there's far more chance of doing some damage than using assembly paste if you start ranting on the wrench to get it tight enough. I would class this as a bit of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 04:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,349
Posted By PeteHski

If you are doing a LOT of climbing up 10%+...

If you are doing a LOT of climbing up 10%+ gradients, then the Aethos is the lightest of the three and probably the best choice for pure climbing.
If your local roads are rough and full of potholes...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,349
Posted By big john

Well, he only had one post back in March. Maybe...

Well, he only had one post back in March. Maybe he bought a bike, maybe the forum turned him off.
10-16-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By well biked

I've always liked the Campy skeleton brakes on my...

I've always liked the Campy skeleton brakes on my 10 speed Campy equipped bike. Those brakes look cool, and continue to serve me well. :)
10-16-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By alcjphil

I own a bike with 10 speed Record shifters and...

I own a bike with 10 speed Record shifters and Record brake callipers. My Record brake callipers are black and are the "Differential" version meaning that the front calliper is dual pivot and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,058
Posted By JohnJ80

When I switched up to 30mm from 25mm, there was...

When I switched up to 30mm from 25mm, there was zero difference in my average speed over a route I have ridden hundreds of times. The ride was far more plush and I felt a lot less fatigued when it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,058
Posted By Badger6

This...for all the reasons noted above about...

This...for all the reasons noted above about sizing differences once mounted. I do run 30s on my SL7, but I ran 27s first, with enough space left that when it was time to replace, I bumped them up....
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By rm -rf

Planning the routes ridewithgps.com...

Planning the routes
ridewithgps.com (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/new) has borrowed the Strava Heat Map (https://www.strava.com/heatmap#9.93/-84.73631/39.03090/hot/ride) idea. It colors in roads...
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 01:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By GhostRider62

Nearly impossible to replicate the touring...

Nearly impossible to replicate the touring experience of the D Routes in France and it would take work planning but I would fly into Allentown Pa and route up PA/NJ into NY and Vermont/NH doing a...
10-12-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 944
Posted By DaveSSS

A 30 or 31 little chain ring with a 36 is about...

A 30 or 31 little chain ring with a 36 is about the same as a 34/40, so shimano grx cranks might be an option to get lower gears. The grx chainline is wider, but I corrected mine with spacing...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,220
Posted By tomato coupe

If I was hitting rocks that were big enough to...

If I was hitting rocks that were big enough to cause pinch flats, the pinch flats would be the least of my concerns.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,696
Posted By chaadster

Iíve got an Engin seatpost clamp on my T-Lab! 😊 ...

Iíve got an Engin seatpost clamp on my T-Lab! 😊

This thread has drifted far from the questions in the OP, but on those matters, while itís hard for me to compare my CF and Ti bikes directly...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,220
Posted By jaxgtr

Ordered some Aeolus Pro 5's TLR's so I could...

Ordered some Aeolus Pro 5's TLR's so I could convert my Emonda to tubeless and had to wait about 6 weeks for the rear wheel. Finally came in. Took me all 20 mins to set everything up and take a test...
10-05-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By howardv

The PP-1.2 is not a necessary tool, but nice to...

The PP-1.2 is not a necessary tool, but nice to have. I always take the pads out and used a wide plastic tire lever (e.g. Pedros/Muc-off) to push the pistons back. Never cracked any pistons. I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,220
Posted By WhyFi

Just... wow. Tubes - you should definitely...

Just... wow.

Tubes - you should definitely go with tubes.
10-05-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,802
Posted By WhyFi

I had a puncture today. I did not have a flat...

I had a puncture today. I did not have a flat today. Maintenance: 30 seconds to stop and inspect tire to make sure that no debris was still lodged in it. 30 seconds post-ride to wipe some sealant...
10-05-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 251
Posted By Litespud

There's no inherent advantage one way or another...

There's no inherent advantage one way or another - any more than one shoe size is inherently better than another. That being said, I would probably go with the 39, simply because it gives you a...
10-05-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,358
Posted By unterhausen

You could probably get a carbon repair place to...

You could probably get a carbon repair place to fix that. I would ask for the old swingarm back and get an estimate
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,220
Posted By WhyFi

So you'll knowingly use a poor sealant, listen to...

So you'll knowingly use a poor sealant, listen to what you want to hear, and ignore those that tell you that they've personally experienced sealant that reliably works at 100psi on punctures that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,220
Posted By WhyFi

Is this still the same 0.5mm puncture? Did you...

Is this still the same 0.5mm puncture? Did you get some real sealant, yet?

FWIW, what I do, on punctures that actually need a plug (4mm+) is to just tie the bacon strip in a knot and shove the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By Litespud

yes, the wahoo uses a standard Shimano spline...

yes, the wahoo uses a standard Shimano spline pattern, so any Shimano cassette up to 11sp, bought from any source, will fit. However, since your bikeís drivetrain is 9sp, you have to use a 9sp...
10-03-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By cccorlew

A bit of public praise is in order here. Scubaman...

A bit of public praise is in order here. Scubaman (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/scubaman-400949.html) was wonderfully kind and shipped me his Garmin. My wife is stunned, amazed and thrilled....
10-03-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,060
Posted By alcjphil

I agree with this. The chances that this crank...

I agree with this. The chances that this crank needs a 1/2" pedal are vanishingly small
10-03-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,060
Posted By Chuck M

Did the bike shop guy actually look at your bike...

Did the bike shop guy actually look at your bike or did he assume that because it was an old Schwinn it had a one piece crank with 1/2 threads? Because IMHO the replies here suggesting you remove the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-21, 01:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By SoSmellyAir

If you bought an 11 speed cassette, it will not...

If you bought an 11 speed cassette, it will not work with a 2x9 bike. If Wahoo only offers an 11 speed cassette, you should not have bought it, at least not for your existing bike.



An 11 speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By Dean V

You need a 9 speed Shimano or Shimano compatible...

You need a 9 speed Shimano or Shimano compatible cassette.
Make sure the gear range is within the capabilities of your derailleur.
You will also need a tool to tighten the lock ring and a chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 734
Posted By Koyote

You have started a lot of threads asking "Should...

You have started a lot of threads asking "Should I buy this bike?" or "Should I pay $--- for this bike?"

At some point, you've got to either dance, or get off the floor.
09-29-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By cyccommute

Both bolts of your stem should clamp around the...

Both bolts of your stem should clamp around the steer tube. If the top bolt is above the steer tube, the pinch bolt could result in cracking of the stem or allow the stem to work loose.
09-29-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,802
Posted By freetors

Have fun trying to mount a motorcycle tire that...

Have fun trying to mount a motorcycle tire that way, especially narrow, tubed dirt bike fronts. There just isn't enough room for a tube's valve stem and tire bead to coexist in the same place when...
09-28-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By HillRider

You can buy the nuts (most likely M5x0.8mm) at...

You can buy the nuts (most likely M5x0.8mm) at any hardware of auto parts store. Most rack rely on the threads in the dropout holes and don't use auxiliary nuts but you can. Just be careful on the...
09-28-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,802
Posted By Rolla

Tubeless ready is no different than traditional...

Tubeless ready is no different than traditional tires and tubes.



Then you should be happy. Perhaps that will stem the tide of the bike industry "pushing" this horrific newfangled technology on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,180
Posted By WhyFi

No, the way I read it, he was cheekily paying a...

No, the way I read it, he was cheekily paying a compliment by poking fun at the common retrogrouch mind-trap of drawing a line in the sand, usually correlating to a specific stage in their life, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,180
Posted By WhyFi

If that's what you think he was doing, then you...

If that's what you think he was doing, then you really have no sense of humor.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,180
Posted By tomato coupe

Someday, maybe in the next 10-20 years, you'll be...

Someday, maybe in the next 10-20 years, you'll be sitting quietly on your front porch and you'll suddenly think "Where did all those damn clouds come from?" Simultaneously, you will conclude that it...
09-25-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By gthomson

Why didn't Zwift do a Belgian Virtual Ride?

I guess this is a bit late to ask but wondering why Zwift completely ignored a Belgian ride to celebrate the 2021 UCI World Championships as they did in previous years?
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