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Forum: Foo
02-01-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By SpeedRanger

Keep up, lycra boy

Clever marketing..


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11-23-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By SpeedRanger

I like to reference a picture of a ring when it's...

I like to reference a picture of a ring when it's new. Comparing the current photo against the new, you get an idea of the wear progress.


...
11-21-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By SpeedRanger

Check rear derailleur alignment.

Check rear derailleur alignment.
11-19-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,200
Posted By SpeedRanger

I agree with greasing the stem binder bolt...

I agree with greasing the stem binder bolt threads, but why no Loctite on faceplate bolts? I use Loctite purple, sometimes blue, on these bolts without any break and prevail issues during disassembly.
11-18-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,200
Posted By SpeedRanger

Yes, the dealer most likely will replace the the...

Yes, the dealer most likely will replace the the stem and possibly the handlebars, it's likely mentioned (crash inspection) in the user manual.

Personally I check for obvious signs of damage, if...
11-18-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,200
Posted By SpeedRanger

Sounds like the stem bolts are not torqued to...

Sounds like the stem bolts are not torqued to spec, check before your next ride. Also check for stem/faceplate cracks and see if the bolts have treadlock applied.
11-17-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,747
Posted By SpeedRanger

Yesterday was a new one. Waiting far back at an...

Yesterday was a new one. Waiting far back at an intersection red, a gentleman rolled down his passenger window to tell me he would be turning right once the light turns green.
I thanked him for the...
11-17-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,385
Posted By SpeedRanger

^ Probably some will disagree with me, but I'm...

^
Probably some will disagree with me, but I'm surprised how low bike repair fee's are these days (YMMV), which is great for people who own less expensive bikes.
I hate to see bikes become another...
11-16-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,141
Posted By SpeedRanger

Thanks for posting earth nullschool.net. Also,...

Thanks for posting earth nullschool.net. Also, check out windy.com, it's has a useful future wind model tool.
11-15-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,141
Posted By SpeedRanger

I avoid riding in winds exceeding 25mph, no...

I avoid riding in winds exceeding 25mph, no longer fun even with narrow rim depth.
Today we have winds approaching 65mph, at this speed I won't even drive the car.
11-14-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,385
Posted By SpeedRanger

I asked because I haven't dealt with a LBS for...

I asked because I haven't dealt with a LBS for repairs in 20 years, so I was curious if today's entitled consumer trend found its way into a bike shop.
If this trend surprises you, there are books...
11-13-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,385
Posted By SpeedRanger

In my opinion, the best LBS service for any walk...

In my opinion, the best LBS service for any walk of life are located where most murders are committed in your town.
11-13-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,385
Posted By SpeedRanger

He'll be fine. Theres a few bikes shops around...

He'll be fine. Theres a few bikes shops around town that won't acknowledge you as a customer if you walk in with the wrong shoes.

I once had a shop employee accost me at the front because I took a...
11-13-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,385
Posted By SpeedRanger

I don't believe the Snob was trying to argue his...

I don't believe the Snob was trying to argue his way into a shorter wait time by jumping the list. The way I understood his rant, he was complaining about the shop accepting repairs of cheap bikes,...
11-13-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,385
Posted By SpeedRanger

I didn't stick around for the outcome, but as I...

I didn't stick around for the outcome, but as I was walking out I did hear the owner repeatedly saying..."please try to understand sir"
11-13-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,385
Posted By SpeedRanger

LBS vs Snob?

Yesterday a guy (customer) was complaining to the owner of a LBS about lengthy turn around time for repairs because of, "too many cheap bikes coming into the shop".
This shop does sell high end...
11-13-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,593
Posted By SpeedRanger

In this situation I would simply pull off to the...

In this situation I would simply pull off to the side of the road and let you pass. No point in me holding up vehicle traffic and annoying drivers. Courtesy only takes a few seconds.
11-13-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,593
Posted By SpeedRanger

I dislike this as well. I think these drivers are...

I dislike this as well. I think these drivers are reluctant to pass because they lack confidence and skill to move over into the next lane.....they rather follow until you turn off.
Forum: Foo
11-09-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,652
Views: 140,165
Posted By SpeedRanger

The Armed ...

The Armed


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhmBpAlKQxo
11-09-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,007
Posted By SpeedRanger

I would take it in once a year, early spring.

I would take it in once a year, early spring.
11-08-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,348
Posted By SpeedRanger

Don't always ride a predetermined route, explore...

Don't always ride a predetermined route, explore your town/city and you may find something new that interest you....a park, store, restaurant, etc.

As mentioned above, If you ride solo join up...
11-06-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,470
Posted By SpeedRanger

Possibly the cheapest thing you can buy from...

Possibly the cheapest thing you can buy from CeramicSpeed.




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Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,136
Posted By SpeedRanger

One time on a long descent a small car merges in...

One time on a long descent a small car merges in front of me and I instantly see and smell he's burning a criminal amount of oil.
P'd off having to breathe in burnt fumes, I decide to close in and...
11-03-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,549
Posted By SpeedRanger

Wolftooth intergrated spacers. You can always...

Wolftooth intergrated spacers. You can always remove the anodized treatment
https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/collections/components/products/stem-cap-with-integrated-5mm-spacer?variant=797678357...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,136
Posted By SpeedRanger

Usually we sit back and pace the car in front...

Usually we sit back and pace the car in front from a distance, but occasionally there is the slow moving sightseeing vehicle jamming their brakes every 10 seconds which is not fun riding rim brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,136
Posted By SpeedRanger

Passing Cars

Passing cars on a descent, probably not the safest maneuver, I'm not sure if it's even legal but would you make the move if the situation was deemed safe?
I'm ok with it but many friends won't do it...
11-02-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,747
Posted By SpeedRanger

Depending where you live, I think much of the...

Depending where you live, I think much of the frustration directed towards cycling is a result of local Government sacrificing driving freedoms (efficiencies) to improve cycling infrastructure....
11-02-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,498
Posted By SpeedRanger

Best $15 I ever spent on a tool....Vessel JIS ...

Best $15 I ever spent on a tool....Vessel JIS


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11-02-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,126
Posted By SpeedRanger

A few years ago a co-worker complained to me...

A few years ago a co-worker complained to me about his new bike chain not lasting long and having to take it into the shop for replacement. I asked him...how often do you lube the chain? His...
11-02-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,498
Posted By SpeedRanger

I own over a dozen Park Tool products and had a...

I own over a dozen Park Tool products and had a problem only once. I bought their EH-1 wheel stand and was disappointed by poor unbalanced welds which included excessive splatter and unfinished...
11-02-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 911
Posted By SpeedRanger

Thanks for the replies, I'll stick with using the...

Thanks for the replies, I'll stick with using the softner water. Now the wife is mad at me for being more concerned about washing the bikes than drinking the stuff.
11-02-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,747
Posted By SpeedRanger

The other day while riding, a motorist yelled at...

The other day while riding, a motorist yelled at me.. "GO BACK TO EUROPE IF YOU WANNA BIKE" ....I didn't understand his rant but it made me laugh as he drove away in his Audi. :rolleyes:
10-31-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 911
Posted By SpeedRanger

Washing Bikes using Softener Salt Water

For about six months I've been washing my bikes using water generated from a pellet salt softener. I was wondering if this will harm the bikes in the long term as the frames and wheels are aluminum...
10-29-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,452
Posted By SpeedRanger

Shimano's N.American supply chain is a...

Shimano's N.American supply chain is a joke.....Too often I seen reduced selection, out of stock, available for order. I don't fault the LBS, but NA distrubution is lacking compared to the EU.
10-29-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,452
Posted By SpeedRanger

Shipping to Canada shows 19.99 EUR ($31 CAD)...

Shipping to Canada shows 19.99 EUR ($31 CAD) which I consider rather high. What was you dirt cheap shipping rate?
10-29-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,894
Posted By SpeedRanger

I don't like using antiseize on bikes as the...

I don't like using antiseize on bikes as the stuff get's too messy if not careful with the application. I have to look into Tef-Gel if it's a cleaner solution.
10-29-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,789
Posted By SpeedRanger

Don't know their height, but here are few of the...

Don't know their height, but here are few of the lighter riders who do well on the climbs....

Egan Bernal 132 lbs
Alejandro Valverde 134 lbs
Primoz Roglic 143 lbs
10-29-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 19,467
Posted By SpeedRanger

25mm Continental 4000s II, so far 1900 miles and...

25mm Continental 4000s II, so far 1900 miles and no problems, not one flat. I ride 95% paved roads.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By SpeedRanger

Thanks everyone for your comments. I spent some...

Thanks everyone for your comments. I spent some time reviewing the Shimano road lineup and decided the 105 derailleur is a good balance for performance and quality.
I didn't spend much time looking...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By SpeedRanger

Derailleurs

Front and rear mechanical derailleurs, so many to choose. What makes one model in the hierarchy better than the other?
Weight, spring tension, jockey wheels.... What else?
09-09-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By SpeedRanger

DIY CNC Parts

Has anyone here ever designed and CNC machined their own custom bike parts?
How did it turn out? Was it worth the effort? I am also interested to hear if anyone has tried anodizing at home.
08-31-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By SpeedRanger

I had a similar problem earlier this summer,...

I had a similar problem earlier this summer, about 2-3mm play in the cassette. I changed the freehub body bearings and the problem was resolved.
07-28-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,906
Posted By SpeedRanger

With an increase of cyclist this summer, some of...

With an increase of cyclist this summer, some of the more popular routes have been prioritized for bike and foot traffic.
I definitely see more bikes than cars on these temporary designated routes....
07-21-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,001
Posted By SpeedRanger

I didn't see it a first glance but the OP wrote...

I didn't see it a first glance but the OP wrote at the bottom of the picture..."Chainring is not flush against the spider" which I can't notice by looking on my device.
07-21-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,319
Posted By SpeedRanger

Are these considered giant glasses? ...

Are these considered giant glasses?


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07-20-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,391
Posted By SpeedRanger

Bike To Work Incentive Program

My former employer offered a bike to work incentive program. Bike to work for one full week and receive one $50 gift certificate of your choosing.
Bike to work for a total of 30 days and receive a...
07-16-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,664
Posted By SpeedRanger

Climate neutral, taking better care of our planet...

Climate neutral, taking better care of our planet is fine with me, and I really like the look of their Mission shorts.:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,486
Posted By SpeedRanger

Colorado - Durango / Telluride...which had heavy...

Colorado - Durango / Telluride...which had heavy police traffic inforcement
Arizona - Sedona
Quebec - Montreal
07-15-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,056
Posted By SpeedRanger

I don't know if he's scheduled for this race, but...

I don't know if he's scheduled for this race, but if he is....Julian Alaphilippe.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,796
Posted By SpeedRanger

Look decent on Geraint's Dogma ...

Look decent on Geraint's Dogma


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