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02-25-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 349
Posted By Trakhak

Low-tech version of the AirPro---adjust one or...

Low-tech version of the AirPro---adjust one or both of your brakes to rub constantly during rides with your son. Given how short the rides are typically likely to be, the amount of additional brake...
02-23-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,006
Posted By 5 mph

Drive a car on the same Routes you ride. I try...

Drive a car on the same Routes you ride. I try to do that, to get an idea on what a driver may be thinking. I changed the time of day I used some Routes after doing that.
02-23-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,006
Posted By bruce19

You go where you look. First learned in my MSF...

You go where you look. First learned in my MSF Instructor days.
Forum: Foo
02-01-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By SpeedRanger

Keep up, lycra boy

Clever marketing..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ0-brPK_AA
01-22-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By TiHabanero

Your experience brings up a practice that I train...

Your experience brings up a practice that I train into every person we hire as a mechanic. When inserting a wheel into place, the bike comes out of the stand and is set upon the floor for alignment...
01-12-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By 70sSanO

You can get an Altus M310 or Acera M315 RapidFire...

You can get an Altus M310 or Acera M315 RapidFire Plus shifter that will work fine. They do have gear windows, but if appearance is that important, then you’ll have to pay for it with a shifter from...
Forum: Foo
12-24-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,520
Posted By wgscott

I'm thinking of giving my kid a box with all of...

I'm thinking of giving my kid a box with all of the tools he broke.
12-20-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,347
Posted By xcfang

Make some friends that are better than you and...

Make some friends that are better than you and ride with them. It helps a lot to see their lines and techniques. Take a look at youtube videos too. Start with Jeff Lenosky and go from there. Oh -...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,612
Posted By Riveting

I disagree. If this were the case, then you'd...

I disagree. If this were the case, then you'd never get any better than the day you first rode a bike at 4 mph. Riding "slightly" above your abilities, or your comfort zone, is how you grow and get...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,612
Posted By Zaskar

mcours2006 nailed it. For a standout example,...

mcours2006 nailed it. For a standout example, watch a few YouTubes of Sagan.

The guys with the mtn bike background do seem to start ahead of the curve. But we need to be trained by roadies - to...
12-04-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,837
Posted By gauvins

I have a reasonably good caliper, certified at...

I have a reasonably good caliper, certified at 0.02mm accuracy.

The problem wrt measuring a bike chain is that the way you position your caliper will have a definite impact on the reading. I took...
11-28-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 913
Posted By HillRider

Could you lower the magnet through the seat tube...

Could you lower the magnet through the seat tube after removing the seatpost?
11-13-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,196
Posted By Hartmmike

When it comes to car/bike interactions I always...

When it comes to car/bike interactions I always think of the opening scene in A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Arthur Dent is lying in front of a bulldozer and the job foreman asks him if he...
10-24-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By Irishred

Thanks for wisdom

Thanks to all for your wisdom...I'll try the 30/35 (front/back and see how that goes.
10-20-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,267
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

Stopped once for running a four-way stop. I knew...

Stopped once for running a four-way stop. I knew that the crossing road was closed because a bridge had washed out the week before. The cop gave me a warning and joked about making me start again...
09-05-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 650
Posted By Skulking

I'd try split washers before going to Loctite.

I'd try split washers before going to Loctite.
07-19-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By HTupolev

V-brake setups typically have a large amount of...

V-brake setups typically have a large amount of leverage, so the pads need to be set extremely close to the rims in order to ensure that the brake pads can get good engagement before the brake lever...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By CeeDotA

I use a 945 to record all my activities (I'm a...

I use a 945 to record all my activities (I'm a triathlete) but I still use a 520 as well when cycling. I like having the screen up front to view all my metrics when riding. I don't have the 520...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,004
Posted By znomit

If youíre that desperate to get a handicap, take...

If youíre that desperate to get a handicap, take up golf.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,004
Posted By bampilot06

shattered my ego failing to unclip. Still...

shattered my ego failing to unclip. Still recovering from that episode. (Itís been 3 days)
05-16-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By cyccommute

Wrong direction. The quick release does compress...

Wrong direction. The quick release does compress the bearings. If they are tight, they get tighter. Thatís not the right direction. The bearings should be a little loose so that they tighten just...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 26,962
Views: 17,101,498
Posted By phx1973

Very nice!

Very nice!
04-22-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Giant doesn't have any layer between the frame...

Giant doesn't have any layer between the frame and the tab. Why would you? A layer will add some flex from the layer's compression if it's tape. It the layer is metal (like brass shim stock cut out...
11-01-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,854
Posted By Slightspeed

I did a bank run one day on my bike. When I came...

I did a bank run one day on my bike. When I came out, I was approached by a group of girl scouts selling cookies. I said, I didn't have any way to carry them. One little girl said, "You have three...
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