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09-28-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,380
Posted By tonymarch

The Cons

The cons are the same as in your car. There are definitely blind spots with any mirror. If you rely on a mirror exclusively, either in the car on the bike, you're going to miss something someday. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 548
Posted By RChung

Both I and my friend had several years of power...

Both I and my friend had several years of power data prior to our injuries. In both cases, we didn't really set progressive targets for the weak side; in both cases we just set targets for total...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 548
Posted By datlas

Plus, that gives you a handy-dandy excuse for...

Plus, that gives you a handy-dandy excuse for cycling mediocrity. Got one for me??

Back on topic, I agree that the dual sided data is probably not actionable so of very little value other than...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By cxwrench

Is the tab that is supposed to bear against the...

Is the tab that is supposed to bear against the notch on the derailleur hanger hitting the side of the hanger? And this should be posted in 'mechanics' not GD.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 548
Posted By rubiksoval

That's the question. I bet they'd sell a lot if...

That's the question. I bet they'd sell a lot if they were priced competitively. I'd probably buy 2 pairs.

Shimano needs to get on that ASAP. Especially since they pretty much ruined any...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 04:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By biker128pedal

Done this before and the cable was too tight. Did...

Done this before and the cable was too tight. Did you remove the cable and manually see if it will travel out to the smallest cog?
09-27-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,008
Posted By Bmach

I just wipe my bike down with detailing spray,...

I just wipe my bike down with detailing spray, unless I get caught in the rain. It never messes with the drive train and that will get a through cleaning every 200-300 miles or sooner if needed.
...
09-26-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 410
Posted By nomadmax

Only the people who are in close proximity to you...

Only the people who are in close proximity to you after one of your bird baths can say for sure if it's adequate.
09-25-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,702
Posted By Mulberry20

here you go, getting ready for 7 times around...

here you go, getting ready for 7 times around Central Park as we speak....
09-25-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,008
Posted By cxwrench

My background is being a team mechanic. We wash...

My background is being a team mechanic. We wash bikes...all of them, race bikes, spare bikes, every day. Wash meaning lots of suds and most likely power washers. Degreaser on the drivetrain. They...
09-25-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 525
Posted By xiaoman1

Yes, paying a little more for something will be...

Yes, paying a little more for something will be long forgotten if you really enjoy it....losing to save a dollar...well, we've all done that.
Don't beat yourself up...there will be others, you are...
09-25-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 525
Posted By xiaoman1

J-7, I don't know what the ask was on this one....

J-7,
I don't know what the ask was on this one. You seem to be missing out on a few nice bikes first the Colnago and now this one...I think that you are finding some nice rides and you have an eye...
09-25-20, 03:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,008
Posted By Kabuki12

I never “wash” my bikes . I wipe them down with a...

I never “wash” my bikes . I wipe them down with a damp rag if real dirty, otherwise I just use a soft rag and wipe the dust off. I don’t ride in the dirt often enough to get actual mud or anything on...
09-24-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,702
Posted By rsbob

Rode this bad boy today just for the helluvit....

Rode this bad boy today just for the helluvit. Not a round tube to be found. The cows liked it but wanted to know about the saddle. I told them synthetic.

After getting a new wheel set with Conti...
09-24-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,525
Posted By merziac

This ;) Maybe not C+V by the book, but.... ...

This ;)

Maybe not C+V by the book, but....


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09-24-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,066
Posted By LV2TNDM

Thank you! Old? Pshawww! Nice to see you two on...

Thank you! Old? Pshawww! Nice to see you two on that tandem!

Two neighbors 70 and 78 are avid Bike Adventure Club riders who tour Europe four times a year (when not in a pandemic, that is!)....
09-24-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,066
Posted By noglider

LV2TNDM that's a wonderful story. I have a lot to...

LV2TNDM that's a wonderful story. I have a lot to be grateful for, as my spouse has some of those qualities though not all. She is lightweight, too, so when I want to pedal or coast, I just do it. I...
09-24-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 498
Posted By MinnMan

When I've done regular indoor intervals, I've...

When I've done regular indoor intervals, I've seen improvement, but I've never had large short-term gains. I think the reason you had a 7% increase in your first month was that you were starting...
09-24-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 7,344
Posted By indyfabz

I have ridden by the old homestead on which the...

I have ridden by the old homestead on which the real life person who was the basis of the character Jeremiah Johnson was born. His name was John "Liver-Eating'" Johnson, and he was from Hunterdon...
09-23-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 917
Posted By Tomm Willians

Yes, here it is ...

Yes, here it is
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09-23-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 7,344
Posted By Just Mark

I generally don't post in troll threads, but this...

I generally don't post in troll threads, but this had me falling out of my chair laughing. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,344
Posted By Koyote

I think BT and ant+ have constant power output....

I think BT and ant+ have constant power output. In fact, I'd bet that the sending unit doesn't even know how far away it is from the receiving unit.
09-23-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,767
Posted By cubewheels

Those bikes go from $2,300 to $6,000. At...

Those bikes go from $2,300 to $6,000.

At those prices, I think the OP might see better options elsewhere.
09-22-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,742
Posted By tpadul

so to the OP did you resolve this problem? I...

so to the OP did you resolve this problem? I noticed that the photos you posted of this bike in the "Show us your Vintage Raleigh" thread on September 18, 2020 do not show any damage at all to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,344
Posted By Rides4Beer

Nope, I have a wahoo, but even having to go into...

Nope, I have a wahoo, but even having to go into the sensor info is better than the blinking lights on the junction box. It would be really nice if Wahoo would incorporate that into the battery page,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,344
Posted By surak

Gotcha. Yeah, I'm aware Wahoo supports default...

Gotcha. Yeah, I'm aware Wahoo supports default actions for the hood buttons. But because they are just mapped to the l/r computer buttons that are easy to press, they aren't that useful compared to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 639
Posted By Seattle Forrest

That's a little too far. Unlike the D Fly, not...

That's a little too far. Unlike the D Fly, not including a charger would make the groupset useless. Shimano is smart enough to realize many first time buyers would not purchase Di2 if it didn't come...
09-22-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 340
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Looks ok to me, but you are getting close to the...

Looks ok to me, but you are getting close to the limit. When you get around to replacing the chain you can reassess the need for an extra link or two. What does the small-small combo look like?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,159
Posted By WhyFi

Because it feels better without 'em. Wearing them...

Because it feels better without 'em. Wearing them is like taking a shower while wearing a raincoat.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,934
Posted By njkayaker

Yes, track bikes don't have derailleurs that can...

Yes, track bikes don't have derailleurs that can break or need adjustment (which is the thing that "don't break like that").

It's a trade off: gears for something a bit more delicate.

...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-21-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By unterhausen

I'm curious why they would do such a thing.

I'm curious why they would do such a thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,934
Posted By atwl77

OP: I've always taken care of my bike and I'm not...

OP: I've always taken care of my bike and I'm not disrespectful to my bikes

Also OP: throwing my bike down bailing

Me: :foo:
09-20-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,742
Posted By obrentharris

Be firm. Ask them to show you that the dents...

Be firm. Ask them to show you that the dents don't line up with the clamps on their repair stands. They should either be happy to oblige or they are less stellar than you think they are.

The good...
09-20-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,742
Posted By plonz

This is what I would do and they should be happy...

This is what I would do and they should be happy to oblige to prove they didn't do it.
09-20-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,742
Posted By branko_76

Anybody who would clamp a vintage bike by the...

Anybody who would clamp a vintage bike by the seat tube wouldn't have the intelligence to clamp it correctly.

I wonder if the clamp was setup for a seatpost and the doofus didn't adjust it for the...
09-20-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By cxwrench

It needs to be the correct length. It's not worth...

It needs to be the correct length. It's not worth trying to figure out how many links that is, it's just easier to put a chain on and size it correctly. Don't overthink simple tasks.
09-20-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,742
Posted By polymorphself

Oof! Bring it back a and line it up with their...

Oof! Bring it back a and line it up with their stand clamp...
09-20-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 973
Posted By xiaoman1

^^^^^^^^ JJ1452, I wish you were delusional...

^^^^^^^^
JJ1452,
I wish you were delusional about being able to ride 52-54 frames! I'll call first dibs on the 53 Colnago when you put it up!
BTW, I'll have no problem slamming the seat down on...
09-20-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By John_V

I would leave it alone. Any water that gets in...

I would leave it alone. Any water that gets in will drain from the holes below. However, if you're really concerned about dirt and other stuff getting into the frame, I would use a thin bead of...
09-19-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By sch

Since the front wheel is the usual reference...

Since the front wheel is the usual reference point for handlebar alignment, I would think the bars are more
likely to be off. If the wheel is ok in the fork it will point in the same direction if...
09-19-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,108
Posted By Sir_Name

Quite a spoiler of a title... :( Bummer. ...

Quite a spoiler of a title... :( Bummer.



Oh well, that’s what I get for visiting a cycling forum before catching up on such a decisive TT I guess.

Timing aside, that is nice to hear for...
09-18-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By caloso

For a cut like that I would just use a standard...

For a cut like that I would just use a standard Rema patch on the inside of the tire and maybe fill the outside cut with some Shoe Goo.
09-17-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,314
Posted By steelbikeguy

I'm not going to lie... this thread is making me...

I'm not going to lie... this thread is making me feel even better about picking this up about 20 years ago....

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50282019198_327f5e56e0_c_d.jpg

It is nice...
09-17-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 434
Posted By jethin

Easy: pop it off the wheel and throw it in the...

Easy: pop it off the wheel and throw it in the trash. Dork disk cleaned.

(jk — dork disks are kool, klassic and useful to boot.)
09-17-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,268
Posted By Juan Foote

Be careful to watch out for the gang affiliated...

Be careful to watch out for the gang affiliated drift racers. Most often they drive really flashy cars, play loud music, crazy hair styles. If you aren't careful you might flirt with the wrong girl...
09-16-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 516
Posted By polymorphself

Any wax you’d use on a car. Myself and many...

Any wax you’d use on a car. Myself and many others use Mother’s Caranuba wax.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,463
Posted By BlackMambaNYC

For me there is a huge psychological component to...

For me there is a huge psychological component to having a bike that is operating flawlessly. I'm new to road cycling and the first month or so, I'd be thinking about the noise my drivetrain was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,463
Posted By Oakman

A pre-ride bowel movement does it for me. :thumb:

A pre-ride bowel movement does it for me. :thumb:
09-16-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,583
Posted By delbiker1

I understand the displeasure because of the...

I understand the displeasure because of the shipping issue. Not so sure that it is PBK's fault. I order things from PBK, CRC and sometimes from China or Taiwan, but not things I am going to need...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19,633
Views: 4,181,465
Posted By ryan_rides

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