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05-06-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 33,223
Posted By pdlamb

Is your point that some people dress differently...

Is your point that some people dress differently than you, or that they ride faster than you do?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,221
Posted By Badger6

You cannot install the non-drive side (left)...

You cannot install the non-drive side (left) crank arm incorrectly. The splines are keyed, meaning they are not equally sized and spaced, to ensure that the left arm can only be installed onto the...
04-22-21, 04:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,038
Posted By Trakhak

Here it is on YouTube (for those who don't do...

Here it is on YouTube (for those who don't do Facebook).
04-21-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,621
Posted By LisaG71

I order from Amazon all the time. If you don't...

I order from Amazon all the time. If you don't like it, don't order! BUT, LOTS of small BUSINESSES USE amazon as a platform to sell their products . . . WHICH I utilize all the time.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,604
Posted By eduskator

As I said in my initial post, I know I can buy a...

As I said in my initial post, I know I can buy a gauge to read directly at the valve. That does not answer my question though.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 14,382
Posted By big john

10 pounds? Frame weights are generally around 4...

10 pounds? Frame weights are generally around 4 pounds for steel, 3 pounds for aluminum or titanium, and carbon fiber frames can be under 2 pounds but some are 3 pounds. So if you had aluminum and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,199
Posted By Eric F

Just because a road has lanes going in both...

Just because a road has lanes going in both directions doesn't mean there are always cars present in the lane going the other way. On a mountain road descent, I have - on occasion - used part of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,253
Posted By znomit

This It's a decent bump if the hills are...

This

It's a decent bump if the hills are killing you. You might need a longer chain.
04-02-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,194
Posted By spelger

what's this elderly stuff?

what's this elderly stuff?
03-26-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 819
Posted By tyrion

Do a "dry run" and seat the bead without sealant...

Do a "dry run" and seat the bead without sealant first. Skipping the dry run is for advanced tubelessers.
03-26-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By shelbyfv

Measure your chain and replace when needed. You...

Measure your chain and replace when needed. You cannot judge wear on the cassette by sight. Replace the cassette when it doesn't work with a new chain. All you need to know. Mileage of others is...
03-17-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By crowbike

Emergency presta adapter

Most are probably aware of this hack:
https://antranik.org/how-to-make-a-presta-valve-adapter-in-a-few-seconds/
03-15-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,041
Posted By trailangel

Checking the presta valve tightness is part of...

Checking the presta valve tightness is part of prepping the new tube before installing. You failed to do this.
03-15-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,041
Posted By Eric F

Another option...Throw the cap in the trash. ...

Another option...Throw the cap in the trash. They aren't really necessary.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ogsarg

Go see your doctor. That is the only advice here...

Go see your doctor. That is the only advice here that you should listen to.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,558
Posted By colnago62

It wont hurt to keep riding the tire. I usually...

It wont hurt to keep riding the tire. I usually replace them if I start getting punctures.
01-23-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,339
Posted By tomato coupe

Dress up like pros? Does that mean wearing...

Dress up like pros? Does that mean wearing cycling shorts instead of basketball shorts?
01-23-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,799
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't enjoy it below about 50 degrees.

I don't enjoy it below about 50 degrees.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,076
Posted By sean.hwy

Cost of bike / ( hours of enjoyment a year ). At...

Cost of bike / ( hours of enjoyment a year ). At least that how I look at things. It's easy for me to spend money on bikes, smart trainer etc...
I think you more than got your moneys worth out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,076
Posted By BenOnATrek

I have ordered the SLR 7! I will have to wait 2-3...

I have ordered the SLR 7! I will have to wait 2-3 weeks for delivery as it has to go from warehouse in Germany to the bike store - and deliveries are all up the spout since Brexit (UK leaving the...
01-17-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,337
Posted By travbikeman

I had bought this Bondhus set last month. This...

I had bought this Bondhus set last month. This is a solid tool set and wasn't expecting it to be so well built for only $30 and free shipping via Amazon Prime. I had read somewhere that Bondhus is...
01-16-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By fourfa

Refund, item not as described.

Refund, item not as described.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,035
Posted By caloso

There’s no single best training zone. Some days...

There’s no single best training zone. Some days are threshold, some days are VO2max, some days are recovery. There might be 90bpm difference between what’s optimal for what I’m trying to do that...
12-31-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,090
Posted By indyfabz

Wut

Wut
12-28-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,534
Posted By billyymc

You ever have a chain break on you while riding?...

You ever have a chain break on you while riding? Let me give you a hint - they don't usually break under moderate power. Break a chain at a critical time while standing and putting out a lot of power...
12-09-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,009
Posted By mihlbach

1. Clean out the sealant 2. Add tubes 3....

1. Clean out the sealant
2. Add tubes
3. Inflate
4. Ride
11-27-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,621
Posted By JohnDThompson

The "black paste" is a mixture of chain...

The "black paste" is a mixture of chain lubricant, road grit, and wear particles from the sprockets, chain links, and chainring.
11-19-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,022
Posted By CargoDane

I use isopropyl alcohol (99.9% pure).

I use isopropyl alcohol (99.9% pure).
11-17-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,065
Posted By cwilly8

Shimano recall success!

My father-in-law was about to throw out his 25-year old hybrid bike -- a Univega Via Carisma. Instead, I got it and started refurbing it for a general purpose knock-around bike. While searching for...
11-10-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Chocolatetown27

Thanks everyone! It turned out to be a...

Thanks everyone! It turned out to be a disconnect under the hood. For anyone else who may read this, when you lay the cable for the shifters don't plug them in before you install the bar wrap. If...
11-09-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,058
Posted By Maelochs

If I were riding and saw a downed power line,...

If I were riding and saw a downed power line, responding to a poll would not be one of the options I considered.
11-08-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,463
Posted By tomato coupe

Geez man, lighten up.

Geez man, lighten up.
11-07-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By frogman

I'm no expert but it sounds like the tension...

I'm no expert but it sounds like the tension adjustment on the rear derailleur is a little off. Try turning the barrel adjuster just a quarter turn one way ot the other and and see what happens. I...
11-03-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,742
Posted By Lemond1985

I have, and tubeless tires don't handle the kind...

I have, and tubeless tires don't handle the kind of pressures that I run, very well at all. And the attitude alone of people who are die-hard tubeless advocates is enough to turn anyone off. When...
11-03-20, 05:12 AM
11-02-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By Cyclist0108

Thanks for posting this. I am right in the midst...

Thanks for posting this. I am right in the midst of being mired in a miasma of misery and self-doubt regarding tubeless, between the pain of mounting the tires, preventing leaks around the valves,...
11-02-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,423
Posted By billyymc

So to be clear, you were not ripped off because...

So to be clear, you were not ripped off because you went through Alibaba. You were ripped off because you tried to circumvent Alibaba. How much did you save?
10-29-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,196
Posted By Steve B.

The issues August is reporting with 4.02 is on a...

The issues August is reporting with 4.02 is on a wired connection to the software on a PC, not the BT connected version.
10-24-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,219
Posted By roka

I personally enjoy being self sufficient and...

I personally enjoy being self sufficient and knowing that I can fix flats and other minor issues “out there” myself. It’s fun and satisfying learning how to fix things yourself and with the...
10-24-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,219
Posted By shelbyfv

Asking someone to abandon whatever it is they may...

Asking someone to abandon whatever it is they may be doing to help you when you could have easily been prepared to handle the situation yourself? Entitled and ethically challenged.
10-20-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,689
Posted By cxwrench

After getting onboard w/ mtb tubeless in about...

After getting onboard w/ mtb tubeless in about '07 I was ready to try it on the road a few years later...it made sense for sure. I rode it for a few years and then on my 50th b-day ride I got the cut...
10-20-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,689
Posted By DiabloScott

Whether or not someone finds tubeless a good...

Whether or not someone finds tubeless a good option depends almost entirely on how many flats and the causes of the flats they get (or would get).

Fortunately I get only a few per year, and tubes...
10-20-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,560
Posted By mack_turtle

gonna call it right now: this is a troll thread....

gonna call it right now: this is a troll thread. not very funny or original.

my score: 2/10
10-16-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,505
Posted By REDMASTA

food

food
10-14-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By vyborne

So I tried the new version of the e-tube project...

So I tried the new version of the e-tube project software, but that didn't change anything. Having tried all the suggestions here, I ended up taking the bike to my local shop where they diagnosed it...
10-12-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,213
Posted By indyfabz

You're going to sue based on a claim that is...

You're going to sue based on a claim that is outside of the warranty period (if I read your tome correctly)?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 28,462
Posted By crazyravr

I went TL this summer. It was great until I...

I went TL this summer. It was great until I recently got a flat. It was a cut in the tire that sealant would not seal, but it did let me get home 5km. That made me realize how much simpler it would...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 03:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,536
Posted By MoAlpha

I would remove the pads, soak them in vinegar,...

I would remove the pads, soak them in vinegar, lemon juice, antibacterial hand soap, or some other synthetic-safe product with antibacterial/antifungal properties, rinse them thoroughly, and maybe...
09-28-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,790
Posted By Milton Keynes

I use a Gary Busey helmet protector protector. ...

I use a Gary Busey helmet protector protector.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x486/2okmzon_17dec644ea39f2055db1cc57f5346e18593b7e48.png
09-23-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,223
Posted By sch

My 11-32 cassette also makes different noises...

My 11-32 cassette also makes different noises when up or down shifting at different places in the cassette on
my Di2 bike. How much torque is on the system also alters the noise level. Some shifts...
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