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08-25-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,972
Posted By Koyote

I get off the bike and drink a cold beer.

I get off the bike and drink a cold beer.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,341
Posted By Symox

Life is good when your bike is tuned up

I've been on a bit of a bicycle tune up tear. I've learned how to change cables, grip tape, use grease judiciously, use fiber grip, build and true wheels, adjust shifters, install and align...
07-12-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,842
Posted By rutan74

Depending upon the IPTV service you are using or...

Depending upon the IPTV service you are using or going to use, you then only have to find Eurosport. There are usually Eurosport 1 and 2. Cycling is not on 100% of the time so you would have to...
04-19-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,985
Posted By James1964

Simichrome metal polish.

Simichrome metal polish.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,599
Posted By rower2cyclist

I don't think you can get to 110psi with a CO2...

I don't think you can get to 110psi with a CO2 cartridge, I mean I never have. It's just a temporary solution.

Grab an inflator and learn how to use it properly without wasting precious CO2 air....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 03:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,243
Posted By cb400bill

biketiresdirect merlin cycles wiggle ribble...

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bikenashbar
treefortbikes
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,022
Posted By Iride01

I don't flat often either. I just carry a cheapo...

I don't flat often either. I just carry a cheapo CO2 inflator and a couple cartridges. Out of the three or four cheapo inflators I've got laying around they all are controllable. I don't remember...
03-09-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,875
Posted By NatusEstInSuht

Disc brakes have their place on road bikes,...

Disc brakes have their place on road bikes, especially if you're riding in wet conditions or are descending down steep and long hills or mountains.

For most applications, brakes are meant to slow...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,656
Posted By DaveSSS

I have two identical bikes. If I crash one, I...

I have two identical bikes. If I crash one, I have a spare. I do all of my own work, so my bikes are never in the shop, which is a great idea - learn to work on your bike. I've built a bunch from...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,656
Posted By Kabuki12

N+1 . That is a perfect excuse for another bike....

N+1 . That is a perfect excuse for another bike. I am working on a bike right now and never in a hurry. I have plenty of bikes and wheels and parts . Always something to ride, unless the wind is...
02-02-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8,136
Views: 2,784,780
Posted By GravelGuy

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This bike will be ridden a lot this coming year. A 1973 Colnago Super, original...
01-28-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 17,300
Posted By HTupolev

Because "go fast" is a purpose, not a rider or a...

Because "go fast" is a purpose, not a rider or a terrain or a specific speed.

I don't think it makes sense to assign any specific ratio as a lower bound to what's needed for "go fast." In the real...
01-25-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 17,300
Posted By thook

in any case, it sizzles!!

in any case, it sizzles!!
12-11-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,620
Posted By tiger1964

This x1000 If it wasn't for the internet and...

This x1000

If it wasn't for the internet and particularly BF, my bikes would probably be nearly unrideable.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,327
Posted By datlas

Who needs them when we have GCN on YouTube and...

Who needs them when we have GCN on YouTube and Bike Forums?
11-21-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,390
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I think this one: ...

I think this one:


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11-17-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,093
Posted By jaxgtr

Glitter is the VD of the crafting world, please...

Glitter is the VD of the crafting world, please don't bring VD to the biking world.
10-30-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,960
Posted By chainwhip

Cycling is my Fountain of Youth

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10-24-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,360
Posted By Rolla

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,275
Posted By sdmc530

heck no, enjoy the ride! Besides I usually need...

heck no, enjoy the ride! Besides I usually need a breather for the hill I just struggled up in the first place.
10-12-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,147
Posted By cyccommute

For some reason, people feel that they need a...

For some reason, people feel that they need a complicated, multi step process to clean chains. Considering what gets thrown at a chain, all this work to make it “clean” is mostly useless. If you were...
10-11-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,484
Posted By branko_76

I only ride bikes I can repair myself with the...

I only ride bikes I can repair myself with the tools I have, so my first choice would be vintage. For touring specifically, 1980's Japanese road bikes because parts are abundant on the used market...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By datlas

Itís Rule 37 of the Veluminati, but I donít think...

Itís Rule 37 of the Veluminati, but I donít think it really matters go with what is your preference.

edit: citation link https://www.velominati.com/
09-19-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 979
Posted By plonz

I’m sure the science of it suggests there is. In...

I’m sure the science of it suggests there is. In practice though, I believe you’re fine at 2mm per side. Many people here, including myself, have done it for years.
08-30-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,785
Posted By wipekitty

Same here, right down to headset races. My...

Same here, right down to headset races.

My day job is not mechanical in any way, and I like tinkering with things. Wrenching is usually kind of relaxing.
08-30-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,997
Posted By scratchpaddy

I finished up getting the new stem on, and...

I finished up getting the new stem on, and getting the handlebars / tape re-sorted yesterday, and took my first ride on it today, about 32 miles. I love it! It's very stiff and light. Accelerating is...
08-30-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,785
Posted By SurferRosa

Nobody can or would show as much love to my bikes...

Nobody can or would show as much love to my bikes as I do.
08-26-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,273
Posted By shelbyfv

Aside from the direction of wrap having changed,...

Aside from the direction of wrap having changed, tape has gotten thicker as well. Often it is too thick to tuck beneath the end plug without making an unsightly bulge. Start the bar tape flush with...
08-25-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,273
Posted By Barry2

Finishing tape

I like this stuff (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0742K729M/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

Barry
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,983
Posted By scuzzo

i miss the days when bikes excited me, this new...

i miss the days when bikes excited me, this new style in not my bag,, i think about how nice the thin tube pins or nags with master works on paint looked early 90s,, this new flat black thing holds...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,798
Posted By Sy Reene

hmm.. I just tried this with my 520 and it auto...

hmm.. I just tried this with my 520 and it auto powered down a bit later.
08-12-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,332
Posted By bikemig

Steel frames have not improved as much as parts...

Steel frames have not improved as much as parts have. A modern frame is lighter but vintage frames are cooler IMHO. You can get a lighter steel bike than you could back in the day, but I think parts...
07-25-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,757
Posted By surak

I love Golden Cheetah, even though I use (and...

I love Golden Cheetah, even though I use (and know how to use) maybe 1% of its capabilities.

I started a 60 days free trial of Strava premium just to see what I was missing and boy was I...
07-25-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,757
Posted By pdlamb

Golden Cheetah has more bells and whistles than I...

Golden Cheetah has more bells and whistles than I know what to do with; it's on your computer, so you don't have to worry about a web site going down; and it's free.

Of course, since you've got...
07-18-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,505
Posted By Mulberry20

No, it isnít. Tubeless road tires are insanely...

No, it isnít. Tubeless road tires are insanely stupid. Probably the biggest waste of time in all road biking land.

Think about it. You rely on ďoldĒ technology to get you home. Duh!

I would put...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,615
Posted By Hermes

I will give up my lightweight wheels when you can...

I will give up my lightweight wheels when you can pry them from my cold dead hands.
07-10-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 23,403
Posted By 63rickert

[QUOTE=elcruxio;21580060]. Though we've been...

[QUOTE=elcruxio;21580060]. Though we've been discussing chromo which is the weakest bike steel and 6061 aluminum which is the baseline bike aluminum. Take reynolds 853 or higher grade and suddenly...
06-26-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 23,403
Posted By indyfabz

Steel is real. There. I said it. ...

Steel is real. There. I said it.
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06-12-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 21,482
Posted By sjanzeir

Hey, either one of my two 2014 7.6 FX hybrids...

Hey, either one of my two 2014 7.6 FX hybrids have a far nicer ride feel than my (admittedly crappy gas-pipe) 1991 Raleigh Flyer road bike, but no! If it's old and it's steel, it'll always rank up...
06-06-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,550
Posted By katsup

You say that you are a beginner, is this your...

You say that you are a beginner, is this your first bike?

The majority of us on here have bought our "last" bike many times.
06-02-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,604
Posted By Andy_K

I've only had it out once so far, but I was...

I've only had it out once so far, but I was really happy with it. The front brake (with original SunTour pads!) was squealing like Ned Beatty on a canoe trip, but that's fixable. The rear shifting...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,002
Posted By popeye

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,889
Posted By tntyz

Some of my longer rides now involve loops that...

Some of my longer rides now involve loops that bring me past my house periodically so I can lose/gain water as needed.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 19,259
Posted By surak

I don't pay for Strava. I'm not a segment hunter,...

I don't pay for Strava. I'm not a segment hunter, so the only thing I lose is not seeing who I follow on leaderboards. Strava is the de facto social network for cycling (but good luck making people...
04-30-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,680
Posted By SlvrDragon50

Chain-L works great for me, but it's a little...

Chain-L works great for me, but it's a little more of a nuisance to apply than other lubes. If you don't wipe it off after it soaks in, it'll be sticky and would not mesh well with dust.
04-29-20, 01:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,407
Posted By Bill in VA

I still have my old red one made of Columbus...

I still have my old red one made of Columbus tubing since the late 1970s. Nver misses a puff and Silca still has rebuild parts. Try that with Chinese items or even any Shimano small parts after 5...
04-27-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,972
Posted By noglider

For viscous oil, I use chainsaw and bar oil. It's...

For viscous oil, I use chainsaw and bar oil. It's pretty good.

But then I discovered Chain-L is even a little nicer. Sure it costs a lot more per ounce than a bottle of motor oil, but I only use...
04-22-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,227
Posted By Wildwood

First of all, it's not a sickness but a...

First of all, it's not a sickness but a mathematical equation given to us by the Cycling Gods for finding Bicycle Truth. Veteran practitioners gain true wisdom and true knowledge and truthful Cycling...
04-13-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By trailangel

Acetone, an old dull screwdriver and a stiff wire...

Acetone, an old dull screwdriver and a stiff wire brush. There is no shortcut.
02-19-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,043
Posted By FBOATSB

Small quantities anywhere are going to be more. I...

Small quantities anywhere are going to be more. I get 500 assorted bearings for $7.45....
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