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05-05-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,327
Posted By ClydeClydeson

MrCoffee Litespeeds are beautiful but I have seen...

MrCoffee Litespeeds are beautiful but I have seen about half as many broken as I have seen on the road. I suspect many were made to emphasize light weight rather than robustness. Perhaps many people...
05-03-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,327
Posted By Retro Grouch

The more confidentally someone answers this...

The more confidentally someone answers this question, the less confidence I'd have in their answer.
04-27-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 687
Posted By Iride01

If that were an issue, then we'd have been...

If that were an issue, then we'd have been hearing about BB shells breaking and there'd be all sorts of mystical magical thoughts on the subject.

Since there aren't, lets not start any. <grin>
...
04-26-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,849
Posted By njkayaker

Not everybody has noisy hubs. They aren't as loud...

Not everybody has noisy hubs. They aren't as loud to other people as you think they are. And the typical MUP walker is not likely to know what that means.

Nothing is perfect.**

Bells are...
04-24-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By BlazingPedals

Kinda like getting a 5-key keyboard so you don't...

Kinda like getting a 5-key keyboard so you don't have to type with both hands? I suppose you could have a dual-cable lever for brakes and an IGH for all of your gears. Not that big a deal for most of...
04-21-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By cxwrench

It surprises me that you 2 actually thought about...

It surprises me that you 2 actually thought about the OP's question, then posted these answers. The item in question is a bolt-on cross bar added for strength. Lots of downhilly guys used them in...
04-21-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By veganbikes

Wow people missed out on the 90s. It is a bar to...

Wow people missed out on the 90s. It is a bar to stiffen up the front end. Back when we rode on 25.4 bars they tended to be a bit flexy and so it was a way to make things stiffer and maybe a touch...
04-05-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,265
Posted By psychoanalyst

FYI for others with the same question: I ended...

FYI for others with the same question: I ended up purchasing the trailer and it's one heck of a bike trailer! Totally recommend it.

But in addition to use a bike trailer, if you want to use it...
03-27-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,678
Posted By But its me

These are what I went with from Zenni...

These are what I went with from Zenni (https://www.zennioptical.com/p/sport-eyeglass-frames/7431?skuId=743121):
...
03-27-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 976
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I carry a stubby 15mm wrench on one of my bikes,...

I carry a stubby 15mm wrench on one of my bikes, but not for the pedals (never had one come loose in the last 50 years!). It is for removing axle nuts so that I can fix a flat.
03-22-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By burnthesheep

The way BF rolls it with tires, if it isn't a...

The way BF rolls it with tires, if it isn't a Rene Hearse tire.......you might as well pack up the forum topic and go home as you won't get anywhere. :lol:
03-21-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,437
Posted By Koyote

As far as intelligence goes, the evidence does...

As far as intelligence goes, the evidence does not support your assertion. Source...
03-05-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By mstateglfr

Love the lugs and fork crown on the mb1. Crazy...

Love the lugs and fork crown on the mb1. Crazy to think lugs were still spec'd at that point in the game. Grant is gonna Grant, and a sweet looking bike will be the end result.
02-27-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By HTupolev

With a typical unclutched rear derailleur, the...

With a typical unclutched rear derailleur, the pulley cage uses a simple sprung pivot to tension the chain. This is fine for smooth roads and stuff, but when you're riding on chunky surfaces or doing...
02-03-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,482
Posted By tyrion

Are there matching shorts?

Are there matching shorts?
01-04-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,677
Posted By JonnyHK

There is no need to do it, but some folks do it...

There is no need to do it, but some folks do it out of habit. Rolling wrists on an ergo machine is difficult as you are fighting the handle design. A little bit of raising or lowering of the handle...
12-27-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,183
Posted By AlmostTrick

Underdog is happy with his Underbike. ...

Underdog is happy with his Underbike.

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12-26-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,128
Posted By repechage

BF C&V is much better than the recent stuff on...

BF C&V is much better than the recent stuff on political twitter.

forget the orthodoxy. Sheldon Brown is gone, and so is Jobst Brandt.

Its bicycle Perestroika.
12-18-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,241
Posted By mack_turtle

no one is telling you things you don't want to...

no one is telling you things you don't want to hear because we are snobs or for some personal reason. it's because many of us have "been there" and know first-hand just how futile it is to "upgrade"...
12-02-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,070
Posted By GeoffroyFromLux

thanks a lot! the handlebar is a Nitto B245AA,...

thanks a lot!
the handlebar is a Nitto B245AA, several websites called it "All rounder"



thanks a lot, yes I love the color :)

this summer I had replaced the saddle with a Sella Italia...
11-22-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,020
Posted By tomato coupe

Why do cycling newbies think they know everything...

Why do cycling newbies think they know everything about cycling, and feel compelled to educate the world?
11-08-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 11,227
Posted By CargoDane

I tried fishing once. Bought some gear (not...

I tried fishing once. Bought some gear (not expensive), and quickly realised that although I liked the idea of fishing, I didn't actually like fishing. I'd rather be on my bike or out rowing or...
11-05-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By noglider

This belongs in the new Facebook group, The WTF...

This belongs in the new Facebook group, The WTF side of Bike Mechanics (https://www.facebook.com/groups/763609394079686)
11-03-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,915
Posted By Trakhak

Just quoting to register appreciation for the...

Just quoting to register appreciation for the wonderful and criminally underrated SoftRide suspension stem.
11-01-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,915
Posted By wolfchild

I thought that heavy bikes are better.

I thought that heavy bikes are better.
10-30-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,565
Posted By redcon1

Some of you guys never rode your Spyder bike into...

Some of you guys never rode your Spyder bike into a lake off a homemade ramp built at the end of a dock, and it shows.
10-09-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 16,954
Posted By RobbieTunes

But wait, there's a $495 pedal that saves half a...

But wait, there's a $495 pedal that saves half a watt and six seconds in transition.....as a triathlete, you may be interested.

Sorry, couldn't help but kid you. I know you know what I mean.
10-08-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,313
Posted By Kapusta

Well any talk about 1990ís NORBA-esque XC geo -...

Well any talk about 1990ís NORBA-esque XC geo - or any geometry goals intended by the frame designer - pretty much goes out the window with a setup like this.

BTW: whatever the original intent of...
10-07-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,313
Posted By rosefarts

My Zaskar LE and my Xziang of the same era were...

My Zaskar LE and my Xziang of the same era were incredible bikes. I should have never sold the Xz, it was so friggin cool.

However, they ride like road bikes. Or flat bar gravel bikes at least....
10-06-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,313
Posted By Moisture

here's a pic of my Zaskar - widely regarded (by...

here's a pic of my Zaskar - widely regarded (by me) as the best bike in the world -
...
10-06-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,313
Posted By Maelochs

This thread highlights the importance of the...

This thread highlights the importance of the rider's experience--not the years of experience, but the on-the-bike riding experience.
Mooisture really likes his bike. He feels good on the bike, he...
10-05-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,313
Posted By badger1

This ... all of it, and a good explanation why...

This ... all of it, and a good explanation why some of us, self included, still love old-school NORBA-geometry hardtails for non-technical off-road/in-city riding: they can be very light, quick, and...
10-04-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,950
Posted By madpogue

Why? Um, wheels aren't free.

Why? Um, wheels aren't free.
10-03-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Posted By Gresp15C

True. That would give me pause if the bike had a...

True. That would give me pause if the bike had a derailleur. In this case, a bit of additional lube will straighten it out.
09-27-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 25,039
Posted By Kapusta

I agree old-school HTs make pretty good street...

I agree old-school HTs make pretty good street bikes and commuters. I have one for that very purpose.

New-school ďprogressiveĒ geo.... not so much,. I mean, they work, but not the most fun to ride...
09-27-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 25,039
Posted By badger1

They still do, imo -- especially old-school NORBA...

They still do, imo -- especially old-school NORBA geometry hardtails.
09-23-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,120
Posted By indyfabz

Didnít we just do this a couple of months ago! ...

Didnít we just do this a couple of months ago!

Why, yes we did:

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1197795-no-mainstream-love-steel.html
09-19-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 9,050
Posted By Happy Feet

It is indeed not a black and white issue in that...

It is indeed not a black and white issue in that regard. Some advances really do create a better interface for most people. Indexed shifting eliminated a lot of guess work when trying to find the...
09-19-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,747
Posted By asgelle

The only UCI restriction on bar height is that...

The only UCI restriction on bar height is that they must be higher than the top of the front wheel. There is no upper limit. What you probably saw was them measuring the difference in height between...
09-19-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 16,511
Posted By slcbob

Since you didn't get to see it, allow me to...

Since you didn't get to see it, allow me to elaborate for you.

It was totally before the line, absolutely everything that you describe and despise, and I thought it was epic and absolutely...
09-19-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,747
Posted By GlennR

Yes... the wind tunnel data the teams use.

Yes... the wind tunnel data the teams use.
09-16-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,021
Posted By wphamilton

This at least I can speak with direct experience....

This at least I can speak with direct experience. The Denali (a hybrid IMO) has road geometry and drop bars already so it will never approximate a Trek FX, but I know what you're getting at. ...
09-15-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.amazon.com/Hiland-Gravel-Cyclocross-Bi...

https://www.amazon.com/Hiland-Gravel-Cyclocross-Bicycle-Adventure/dp/B0875LTS3X/ref=asc_df_B0875LTS3X/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=459584715020&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1889110914318310419&hvpone=...
09-06-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,709
Posted By cyccommute

That has nothing to do with knowing which gear...

That has nothing to do with knowing which gear you are in. I really donít think while ratios while riding and I think about gearing far more than most people do. I know what the high is and the low...
08-18-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By indyfabz

Other than the amount of nutrition and fluids,...

Other than the amount of nutrition and fluids, what I take on day rides does not vary. Multi-day tours are a different matter. For those times, my load is dictated primarily by potential weather and...
07-22-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,486
Posted By subgrade

^^^ When commuting in the city, traffic lights...

^^^ When commuting in the city, traffic lights are what influence the time spent the most. For instance, I have 17 traffic lights on my daily route, and the time spent at red lights, including...
07-11-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,890
Posted By jlmonte

Ironfish653 From Sunday school lessons to...

Ironfish653

From Sunday school lessons to living with protests that seek restitutions for actions of the past, do we really know right from wrong?

Softride stem or bell bottom slacks, both are...
07-10-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,890
Posted By Reynolds

Maybe no bike is wrong, but some aren't totally...

Maybe no bike is wrong, but some aren't totally right either...


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07-10-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,890
Posted By krecik

There's no argument, he just did a "roast my...

There's no argument, he just did a "roast my bike" thread... :p
07-10-20, 01:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,890
Posted By canklecat

The only thing wrong with that bike is it needs...

The only thing wrong with that bike is it needs North Roads or albatross bars, flipped path racer style. Although it would need a longer stem. Other than that, that bike is the right kinda wrong.
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