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11-21-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By vane171

I watched last night TopGear, an old re-run where...

I watched last night TopGear, an old re-run where they do a race in St Petersburg on a bike, car and howercraft. There was actually a thread here on which the video still works, only it doesn't show...
11-13-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By vane171

I manage, eventually, sometimes even on first...

I manage, eventually, sometimes even on first try, but then when next time comes to put some air in the tires, I try and try and I only pump up high pressure in the pump hose and the valve won't...
11-13-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By vane171

Is something wrong with my pump?

I have a still newish foot pump and have problem pumping air into tire because the tube valve (Presta) doesn't release and I just get high pressure inside the pump hose. I have to reconnect the hose...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,690
Posted By vane171

Well, yes, it did cross my mind. I even looked...

Well, yes, it did cross my mind. I even looked into putting road bars on it but decided against it. Later if I find I don't ride the bike much, I could probably sell it without a problem in EU where...
10-05-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Posted By vane171

I bought XOSS wireless bike computer and in the...

I bought XOSS wireless bike computer and in the manual it says that it takes several minutes to lock on GPS. I didn't measure the time it takes, probably also depends if you start moving the bike...
10-03-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By vane171

On repair stand, it shifts OK and the chain looks...

On repair stand, it shifts OK and the chain looks aligned with sprockets but the practice has spoken otherwise. Even the practice required some miles of riding for this to come out. If it would be...
10-02-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By vane171

Rear derailleur adjusting, index shifting

I had my Shimano RD 6600 removed and also took apart shift levers for cleaning and when I put it all together, the chain is catching onto the 3rd largest sprocket when on 4th one and sometimes it...
10-02-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,266
Posted By vane171

Sometimes when I was fixing a puncture and...

Sometimes when I was fixing a puncture and couldn't locate the hole, I inflated the tube a bit more past its normal size and it developed a bulge in one spot before it would overall get much bigger...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,690
Posted By vane171

No, I am in love with its frame and overall...

No, I am in love with its frame and overall compact look. I like how its rear wheel carves into the seat post and how the fork is wide and flat, which is all aerodynamics but I can't say that I need...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,690
Posted By vane171

They are Shimano PD-ES600...

They are Shimano PD-ES600 (https://road.cc/content/review/shimano-pd-es600-spd-pedals-278807) , one sided SPD type. I didn't read the review on this link or any for that matter. I am curious what...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,690
Posted By vane171

Yes on the posture over the bike, it is not...

Yes on the posture over the bike, it is not comfortable (to put it very mildly) to sit upright without holding on the bars, like when you want to use both hands for whatever or just show off 'look...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,690
Posted By vane171

By 'watching', I didn't mean eyes, just being...

By 'watching', I didn't mean eyes, just being consciously aware of crank position. But I do have to look at my SPDs and I hope they will loosen up in time to hang in the proper default position for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,690
Posted By vane171

The classic fork is splayed forward and maybe...

The classic fork is splayed forward and maybe classic frames have longer wheel base too, so you have just enough room for your toes, at least on my old bike that is the case. I also can turn almost...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,690
Posted By vane171

I put shoe clips all the way forward and went for...

I put shoe clips all the way forward and went for a ride today and while that toe overlap is still there, it is not that bad. Of course riding in town on side streets and some trails not really made...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,690
Posted By vane171

There is one place near the end of my rides where...

There is one place near the end of my rides where I top a hill and there is one small road branching off which creates a decent size paved place where I ride in figure eight pattern for several...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,690
Posted By vane171

Also above post by rm -rf...

Also above post by rm -rf (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/rm-rf-46547.html)

That is an eye opener, are you saying that even the road bikes have the issue, probably most of them or even all,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,690
Posted By vane171

Had a good laugh :D I suppose it is OK with...

Had a good laugh :D

I suppose it is OK with bike pros who change to such short wheel base when they arrive to a race or training start someplace on open roads. But if you have to leave from your...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,690
Posted By vane171

I suspected as much because looking at the space...

I suspected as much because looking at the space between the pedal and tire, it doesn't look like it can be avoided, even if one had small feet and tight shoes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,690
Posted By vane171

Is this norm on TT bike to hit front wheel with your toes?

Hi, I got this secondhand bike, Trek, TT style handlebars and nice compact frame. This is also first for me to ride with clipless shoes and I screwed SPD style clips on my new shoes and placed them...
08-22-21, 01:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By vane171

Yeah, but not everybody rides bikes like a...

Yeah, but not everybody rides bikes like a Fittipaldi. I'd say, if you are not tempting the devil on your bike rides, I'd say it is OK. But if you test how fast you can go downhill and brake later...
08-22-21, 01:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,151
Posted By vane171

Don't sand it off as suggested, I'd try to dab on...

Don't sand it off as suggested, I'd try to dab on CLR (buy in any house cleaning shop section) and wash with water or maybe dab on the exposed aluminum rust remover, like what you buy in automotive...
08-05-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,647
Posted By vane171

Was that like that with Merckx wins?

Was that like that with Merckx wins?
07-31-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,818
Posted By vane171

I watch relatively few pro races (on TV) and...

I watch relatively few pro races (on TV) and typically there are expectations from race commentators about riders from those high elevation South American countries but they usually never pan out...
07-16-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 13,347
Posted By vane171

This is how you make friends and become popular:

This is how you make friends and become popular:
07-16-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,326
Posted By vane171

But Slovenians are up ahead of the field except...

But Slovenians are up ahead of the field except for those who abandoned due to accidents.
07-15-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,326
Posted By vane171

That makes sense, but isn't that just what is...

That makes sense, but isn't that just what is happening in the Tour right now?
07-15-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,164
Posted By vane171

I second that about scenery watching. Where else...

I second that about scenery watching. Where else would you get such a tour of the countryside with the historic points mentioned along with exclusive detailed overfly by helicopter where you can see...
07-09-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,326
Posted By vane171

This looks tempting on the first thought but it...

This looks tempting on the first thought but it wouldn't work, surely you are not the first to suggest this and won't be the last.

I seriously doubt such open, anything goes class would attract...
07-09-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,647
Posted By vane171

Yes, the specialization and I think even teamwork...

Yes, the specialization and I think even teamwork is quite different these days. Don't really know how it was in Merckx's days, not having followed races in those days and also not being a racing...
07-09-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By vane171

That which I bolded up in the quote, I don't...

That which I bolded up in the quote, I don't think warming up is intended at all even if that happens. It allows starting from a media and spectators attractive place in town, like some town square...
07-07-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,239
Posted By vane171

Wider problem here is that people have little...

Wider problem here is that people have little respect when it comes to bikes. Bicycling is essentially viewed as a harmless pursuit, where majority of bike riders are your average folks out there who...
07-07-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 11,007
Posted By vane171

I have worded it misleadingly, actually I do...

I have worded it misleadingly, actually I do watch TCM and I am quite a fan of B&W movies (although I am not a 'moviephile' (as in audiophile :D)) and still have to say, some of the old movies have...
07-05-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 11,007
Posted By vane171

My bike from circa 1975 is exactly like Coppi's,...

My bike from circa 1975 is exactly like Coppi's, in appearance anyway. :rolleyes:

Even if the your claim above was disputed here, I would think that thanks to that long period of tech stagnation,...
07-05-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 11,007
Posted By vane171

I abandoned my radioamateuring days when first...

I abandoned my radioamateuring days when first transistors and then integrated chips pushed out the tubes :innocent:



Well, the vacuum tubes had a soul and the same goes for LP vinyl records....
07-05-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 614
Posted By vane171

Besides wiggling the valve, also kneed the rubber...

Besides wiggling the valve, also kneed the rubber around the valve with your fingers, squeeze it to bend the rubber around valve into fold or stretch it a bit. You can also try pulling on the tube...
07-02-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,110
Posted By vane171

That's only true for racing, not for sporting...

That's only true for racing, not for sporting rides where what counts is the thrill or feel of going fast even if you lace the ride with coffee stops. But if fast tire means flimsy light tire that...
07-02-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,666
Posted By vane171

Very true, still I wouldn't be proud of winning...

Very true, still I wouldn't be proud of winning this way, that's for sure. It is an obvious obstruction.
07-02-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,239
Posted By vane171

Yep, it there is a will, also a motivated public...

Yep, it there is a will, also a motivated public participation...

In this particular setting, all spectators should have been standing behind that small ditch. I would think that spectator...
06-29-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,239
Posted By vane171

Yep, it there is a will, also a motivated public...

Yep, it there is a will, also a motivated public participation...

In this particular setting, all spectators should have been standing behind that small ditch. I would think that spectator...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,628
Posted By vane171

Point is, for those walking, riding is no more an...

Point is, for those walking, riding is no more an option, that is why they walk.

That is, unless they are like me, I ride solo and sometimes I hardly see any car traffic at all, so on some big...
06-28-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,239
Posted By vane171

First thing everybody should know - being...

First thing everybody should know - being ignorant of laws is not any excuse if you breach one.

As to it being a mistake, not intentional, stupidity, you still are going to be apprehended and...
06-27-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,239
Posted By vane171

It is something like 'causing injury to others by...

It is something like 'causing injury to others by careless negligence' but I am not a lawyer. Still I am quite sure this is a criminal offense that resulted in broken bones, real injuries, not...
06-27-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,239
Posted By vane171

I don't see how she couldn't be found, criminals...

I don't see how she couldn't be found, criminals are found on much less clear camera shots. But there would have to be a will and that seems in doubt. All that hype to bring spectators in and pep...
06-26-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,543
Posted By vane171

I believe they know but it is usually because it...

I believe they know but it is usually because it is the shorter way to get somewhere without much bother.

However, riding a bike against traffic while believing its safer that way, that takes the...
06-25-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,988
Posted By vane171

That's also what I thought of that light scratch....

That's also what I thought of that light scratch. Also could have been there due to another prior handling.

The OP could also take a close up picture with camera at macro setting and with as high...
06-25-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,988
Posted By vane171

You can do the tap test on the opposite side of...

You can do the tap test on the opposite side of the chainstay tube but as has been said, most likely it is just a cosmetic damage. The tapping could just detect the paint surface tension which has...
06-25-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 897
Posted By vane171

Very likely, the pedals are much older than the...

Very likely, the pedals are much older than the cranks or, at the very least, are very different styles.



Yes, I checked it and it is like you say. But that doesn't seem to make a sense. I...
06-24-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 897
Posted By vane171

I have this bike (2007 make, with pedals new last...

I have this bike (2007 make, with pedals new last year) around with pedals only on so they don't get lost and checked and DS pedal is marked R (not on the pedal axle but its body) and it has normal...
06-24-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 897
Posted By vane171

Maybe R means Right thread, not Right pedal?...

Maybe R means Right thread, not Right pedal? :foo: This looks like something historic, antique, maybe the modern standard doesn't apply. Cranks could be more modern and the letter refers to modern...
06-23-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,630
Posted By vane171

I got this bottle you need to pull the spout out...

I got this bottle you need to pull the spout out with your teeth before you can drink. But drinking creates under pressure in the bottle which pulls the spout in and closing it. And you can squeeze...
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