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09-03-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,083
Posted By tungsten

Oooo...what time frame are we speaking of here?...

Oooo...what time frame are we speaking of here? I'm not putting those Majestroni noddles back on so I'm thinking the Velo Orange crnks would look topical, real TA's beyond my pay scale.
...
08-26-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By tungsten

Tragic... ...

Tragic...
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-62650682
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08-26-22, 01:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By tungsten

too steep...are you racing x/c? ...

too steep...are you racing x/c?

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/video-4-value-hardtails-ridden-and-rated-field-test-roundtable.html
08-02-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,732
Posted By tungsten

Icky! If I felt that insecure I'd just carry a...

Icky!
If I felt that insecure I'd just carry a can of bear spray. I mean, why would one risk being splattered with someone elses blood? Think about it. You grapple with a stranger you can now has...
08-02-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,980
Posted By tungsten

OMG reading comprehension, dude. I was clearly...

OMG reading comprehension, dude. I was clearly talking about... .
07-30-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,980
Posted By tungsten

Emergency vehicles around these parts displaying...

Emergency vehicles around these parts displaying lights and sounding sirens crawl through arterial intersections dead slow while craning their necks because the only thing you can count on motorists...
07-23-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,289
Posted By tungsten

fyp....

fyp....
07-23-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 42,468
Posted By tungsten

That stem screams OTB's!

That stem screams OTB's!
06-02-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,353
Posted By tungsten

https://theconversation.com/why-us-cities-are-beco...

https://theconversation.com/why-us-cities-are-becoming-more-dangerous-for-cyclists-and-pedestrians-111713
...
04-17-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,382
Posted By tungsten

Tech and frame geo have moved on from 2008. Buy...

Tech and frame geo have moved on from 2008. Buy as new as you can afford.
04-11-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By tungsten

Increasing axle to crown

So, my Baselines fork has an axle-crown of 395mm and rake of 50mm. Frame is 74st/71ht angle.

Besides slacker angles how do you think swapping the fork for one with a 410mm axle/crown and 53mm rake...
04-06-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By tungsten

Should be fine for bike paths and light trail...

Should be fine for bike paths and light trail riding. You ain't going to the bike park with that.
Don't trash it and you'll be able to cash out and upgrade to a more capable bike when you're ready....
04-06-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By tungsten

Yeah which rim? But sure 32 hole better use...

Yeah which rim? But sure 32 hole better use non-butted 14 ga spokes and brass nipples.
03-29-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,140
Posted By tungsten

Omg take those reflectors off the...

Omg take those reflectors off the spokes....CushCore in rear tyre.
03-29-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,301
Posted By tungsten

You ->:50: Don't get left behind again, buy...

You ->:50:

Don't get left behind again, buy an e-bike!



Came to the plant once. Bunny-hopped from the parking lot onto the loading bay.
03-21-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By tungsten

Might want to consider frame angles here. Many...

Might want to consider frame angles here. Many newer models are sporting really steep s/t angles which are fine if all you're doing is riding up steep trails and then descending with your seatpost...
03-21-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,097
Posted By tungsten

No.

No.
03-21-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,333
Posted By tungsten

Go mullet, young man, go mullet! Maybe...

Go mullet, young man, go mullet!



Maybe he meant that for any given gear ratio the smaller 27.5 was easier to turn. There was no way I could pull the steep pitches around these parts with the...
03-19-22, 12:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By tungsten

I came from 720 w/a 70mm stem on a 2005 era bike...

I came from 720 w/a 70mm stem on a 2005 era bike and went to 750 w/a 50mm stem on my 2015 fully which morphed into a hrdtl w/a 35mm stem going to take a nickel off each end but don't think I'll go...
03-19-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By tungsten

Nice fully. I know Giant went all in on 27.5 a...

Nice fully. I know Giant went all in on 27.5 a few years back but had to bring back 29'rs 'cause aclimation and all that.
So they brought back 27.5 for '22 model year. Cool.
You buying shoes...
03-18-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,202
Posted By tungsten

They should double the price of gazoline and use...

They should double the price of gazoline and use the revenue to distribute one quality bicycle suitable for commuting to every household starting with people who live in trailer parks first then work...
03-05-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By tungsten

Sure, I could do that but the instructions say...

Sure, I could do that but the instructions say something to the effect the link should only be used one time. That's why I'm hoping that since it took some force to snap it into place in the first...
03-05-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By tungsten

This one has straight plates and snapped into...

This one has straight plates and snapped into place w/a solid click. Just can't see it unshipping w/o significant force. How?
03-05-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By tungsten

what could go wrong?

installing a quick link backwards. on a 1 x 11. shimano.

i once re-used a sram link, twice. danger?
01-19-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,548
Posted By tungsten

Full suspension is not controversial. It hasn't...

Full suspension is not controversial. It hasn't been controversial for about 30 years now.
Though the bike manufacturers try and keep it controversial in order to make what you're riding obsolete....
11-07-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By tungsten

edited

edited
11-06-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By tungsten

Clamp torque value...

...for alloy seat post in carbon frame?
It's not on manufacturers web site.
11-06-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By tungsten

Maybe you live in the suburbs? 30kph on narrow...

Maybe you live in the suburbs?
30kph on narrow residential streets lined with parked cars is absolutely reasonable. Speed limit is 50kph in this city but peeps regularly do 60-70 on arterials and...
11-03-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3,117
Views: 353,197
Posted By tungsten

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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https://www.birdsbesafe.com/
11-02-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,959
Posted By tungsten

Dogs on mtn. biking trails ruin my stoke. ...

Dogs on mtn. biking trails ruin my stoke.
Unpredictable, under-wheel, barking - just really bad form forcing other riders to have to deal with the safety of your mutt.
Cycling paths/trails are for...
10-10-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,420
Posted By tungsten

Here's another great essay about why we need...

Here's another great essay about why we need wilderness and yes, we mtn. bikers are an obstacle in some cases.
Long, reading with open mind helpful.


...
10-10-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,989
Posted By tungsten

Sorry if this has already been posted.... ...

Sorry if this has already been posted....

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/133/210/934/?z00m=32873055&redirectID=3151423949

oops
10-10-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,989
Posted By tungsten

Sorry if this has already been posted.... ...

Sorry if this has already been posted....

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/133/210/934/?z00m=32873055&redirectID=3151423949
Forum: Touring
08-06-21, 01:27 AM
Replies: 1,793
Views: 347,217
Posted By tungsten

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-20-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,685
Posted By tungsten

I know some British builders used to "pin" the...

I know some British builders used to "pin" the tubes in place in the lugs and then fire them in a kiln.
What is this "machine brazing" you speak of?
07-20-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,685
Posted By tungsten

That's why tubes are butted and aluminium heat...

That's why tubes are butted and aluminium heat treated.


I spent 25 yrs in the fabrication plant at RMB and never were any of the offshore produced frames we brought in welded by "robots". Unless...
07-19-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By tungsten

You're not allowed to change anything on that...

You're not allowed to change anything on that except tyres and brake pads.
That saddle.....lol
07-06-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,129
Posted By tungsten

Really? So someone 5'2" should be riding 177.5's?...

Really? So someone 5'2" should be riding 177.5's?
I've had knee issues long ago due to overuse and not stretching and more recently job related imobility stuff but going into retirement and now...
07-04-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,129
Posted By tungsten

Formula above has me on 166.8mm. I have been...

Formula above has me on 166.8mm. I have been reading* about longer cranks increasing sheer forces on the knee, and advantages of opening up the hip angle w/shorter cranks.
I think there may also be...
07-04-21, 01:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,129
Posted By tungsten

Crank length

Inseam cm x 1.25 + 65 = really?
06-25-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By tungsten

I was being clever. The maxle was slathered...

I was being clever. The maxle was slathered w/grease but I didn't look closely at threads. Pretty sure it's ok but I'll pull it and have another look.
Re: greasing everthing, I remember back in the...
06-24-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,939
Posted By tungsten

https://www.tiralento.com/shop/shoes/the-trainite-...

https://www.tiralento.com/shop/shoes/the-trainite-model/
06-23-21, 12:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,545
Posted By tungsten

Why? Because the flange is too large to lay the...

Why? Because the flange is too large to lay the spokes over in a 3 x pattern?
06-23-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By tungsten

What is this "grease" you speak of?

What is this "grease" you speak of?
06-23-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,519
Posted By tungsten

Why? Properly set up with the right pads cable...

Why? Properly set up with the right pads cable actuated discs work just fine and are better than caliper brakes in the wet.
If the advice is to not throw $ into upgrades on an entry level bike that...
06-22-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By tungsten

OK, thanks all. After putting 10 Nm into the...

OK, thanks all. After putting 10 Nm into the maxle 4.5 feels right for the smaller stuff.
Only one scale on this little thing.....
...
06-22-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By tungsten

Torque

So, I know there's a inserted plug in carbon steer tubes where the stem clamps but how much torque?
Stem instructions say 4.5 n but seems excessive?
06-21-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,083
Posted By tungsten

Congrats, I have a "B" from 1962. Mine came...

Congrats, I have a "B" from 1962.
Mine came with Fiamme Yellow rims, but I'm running some 27" Wolber Gentleman 81's.
Had the Magistonis when I bought it.

https://velocals.com/cinelli-build-a-set/
06-21-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 21,261
Views: 4,047,785
Posted By tungsten

lol I just mounted one of those pump holders to...

lol I just mounted one of those pump holders to the d/t of my Obed.
06-20-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,974
Posted By tungsten

I worked for 20 year with a fellow who learned...

I worked for 20 year with a fellow who learned his frame building skills working for Chas Roberts and Holdsworthy Co.

Mention Italian built frames he'd make a face and mutter something to the...
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