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Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 298
Posted By tigat

1. Shifting: the brake lever on the di2 has both...

1. Shifting: the brake lever on the di2 has both an up and a down button or paddle as standard issue. In synchronized mode in the big ring, downshifting runs the rear derailleur up the cassette to...
01-26-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By Classtime

I think the Rivendells have much longer...

I think the Rivendells have much longer chainstays like the earliest MTBs or ever a bit longer. So to get a similar ride, you would have to get one of the earlier Stumpjumpers, or a Cimarron. I have...
01-26-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By base2

I dunno what they're on about. It sounds like...

I dunno what they're on about. It sounds like they are trying to put personality behind an old 1980's rigid mountain bike found on Craigslist for $47

Nothing about friction shifters though, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 298
Posted By telebianchi

It's not disruptive if it's really cool. And I'm...

It's not disruptive if it's really cool. And I'm just talking about the color. :thumb:

Purely out of curiosity, do the brakes/shifting still work from the left lever? So if somebody else borrowed...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 298
Posted By tigat

Bandit New Brake

For those of you who may not have been following my earlier posts on this topic, the pictures below represent a single hand control system on a Trek Domane nick-named the Bandit, a project that Trek...
01-25-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,984
Posted By Rocket-Sauce

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/736x586/image_2__e162fe3d3421940e5fb2a77c8c9162c1b127aff5.png
01-24-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,984
Posted By dedhed

First one's bent

First one's bent
01-24-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,984
Posted By P!N20

This is a fork: ...

This is a fork:

https://cycloclassic.com/pub/media/catalog/product/C/o/Colnago-Columbus-Chromed-Fork-1.jpg

These are forks:
...
01-24-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,984
Posted By gugie

Might as well define it. FFD = French Fender...

Might as well define it.

FFD = French Fender Day, a wonderful gathering every early fall in non-COVID years where old farts on old bikes, typically built in the French constructeur method, often...
01-23-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,984
Posted By bikingshearer

Don't forget the related concept of s-1 for...

Don't forget the related concept of s-1 for determining the maximum quantity bikes you can possess, where s = [number of bikes at which your significant other boots your backside to the curb].
01-23-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,984
Posted By bargo68

Drope the hamer. It's when your attack is so...

Drope the hamer.

It's when your attack is so badass you forget how to spell.
01-22-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,315
Posted By Mr. 66

I would try a MTB triple type it may have a...

I would try a MTB triple type it may have a smaller arc, and double check your chainline. It takes one heck of a spindle to have the Maxi tripled from double.
01-21-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,829
Posted By ceelint

↓↓↓

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01-21-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,829
Posted By ceelint

Yes, I realize that.. problem is that Wabi...

Yes, I realize that.. problem is that Wabi Classic Qfactor doesn't allow 75s and similar high end cranksets with the correct BB to be used. Paint is getting a little beatup so I'll probably have it...
01-21-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By Trakhak

Not a "mindset"; the use of brakes is prohibited...

Not a "mindset"; the use of brakes is prohibited in track racing.
01-20-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By Toadmeister

as Stickney said, WOOL. Specifically merino base...

as Stickney said, WOOL. Specifically merino base and mid layers. Do NOT WEAR COTTON in any form. It gets wet than freezes.

you mentioned UA base layers. These work for some people but not me for...
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By unterhausen

I slept behind an ice machine one time. Nice and...

I slept behind an ice machine one time. Nice and warm from the heat pump.
01-20-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,802
Posted By mstateglfr

That was...confusing.

That was...confusing.
01-20-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Mikefule

It's not a competition. There will always be...

It's not a competition. There will always be people faster than you, and people slower. Most people never ride 20 miles in one go on a bicycle in their whole lives. Some other people could do...
01-19-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By veganbikes

What could help you go faster is wider tires...

What could help you go faster is wider tires (with good comfort and grip), proper brakes (front and rear and maybe some upgrading to pads and cables or potentially brakes themselves as well) Also it...
01-19-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,470
Posted By surveyor6

You make it sound like we are a bunch of Rat Pack...

You make it sound like we are a bunch of Rat Pack wannabees-
Your right!...
01-19-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,470
Posted By surveyor6

"People try to put us down- just because we get...

"People try to put us down-
just because we get around" - Pete Townshend - My Generation
01-18-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,646
Posted By bear_a_bug

WOW! Kudos on keeping it original. That frame...

WOW! Kudos on keeping it original. That frame color is incredibly unique -- wish I'd been able to save the paint on mine when it took on a new life:
https://i.imgur.com/7rFtHOh.jpg
01-18-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 563
Posted By shelbyfv

Your Fuji does not warrant any custom work, even...

Your Fuji does not warrant any custom work, even if you could find someone to do it. Frankly I don't know why you would have carbon wheels for it unless you got a five fingered discount.:lol: If...
01-18-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 563
Posted By veganbikes

It's ok you just have to recognize that when...

It's ok you just have to recognize that when asking a question like that you gotta help us so we can help you ; )

You cannot add disc brakes to that bike. Yes you actually could but it would be...
01-18-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 563
Posted By dsbrantjr

An aluminum frame complicates matters even more...

An aluminum frame complicates matters even more as regards welding/brazing. It is best to not try and make your bike something it is not....
01-18-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 563
Posted By dsbrantjr

Putting a rear disc brake mount on is a major...

Putting a rear disc brake mount on is a major undertaking. You could just install a disc brake up front and use it for the majority of your braking, which is good practice anyway. This would...
01-18-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,844
Posted By southpawboston

I have two bikes in my fleet that were road bikes...

I have two bikes in my fleet that were road bikes converted into city/town bikes.

1984 Shogun touring bike, converted to 650B. I originally built it up as a 650B randonneur-type bike but it never...
01-18-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,209
Posted By mstateglfr

Pretty sure I read over the summer a blog post by...

Pretty sure I read over the summer a blog post by Jan where he rambled on in defense of his company not having an easy way to call them. It cited covid, working from home, not able to forward calls,...
01-18-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By TugaDude

You are not wrong about the loose bearing Formula...

You are not wrong about the loose bearing Formula Hubs. Keep them greased and at the right tightness and they are fine. Regular commuters that ride in severe weather prefer sealed bearings for...
01-18-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,646
Posted By bikingshearer

British? You mean like this one? 1982ish Ron...

British? You mean like this one? 1982ish Ron Cooper. As pictured, Campy 10sp triple drivetrain.
...
01-18-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,008
Posted By SurferRosa

Read up. ...

Read up.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/499513-bike-flipping-101-a.html

I only do one thing real well, and that's flipping mid-level vintage road...
Forum: Foo
01-18-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 619
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I thought it would be more enjoyable without...

I thought it would be more enjoyable without context.
01-18-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,008
Posted By dedhed

While I'm not really a flipper, i've done it...

While I'm not really a flipper, i've done it often enough to have some experience. Local market matters.

I only consider mid or higher level bikes. I only sell "ready to ride" generally redoing...
01-18-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,008
Posted By Phil_gretz

You don't give your location, so we cannot know...

You don't give your location, so we cannot know your local market for used bicycles.

Aesthetics really matter. For maximum sale price, the bike should be immaculately clean, properly adjusted,...
01-18-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 502
Posted By Reflector Guy

I agree. I bought one (the regular one, not...

I agree. I bought one (the regular one, not compact) and returned it for a refund after a couple weeks of trying to pretend that high pitched tone was going to be recognizable to pedestrians as a...
01-18-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 502
Posted By bwilli88

I do not like them, They do not have the sound...

I do not like them, They do not have the sound that carries,
Give me a Crane....
01-18-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 502
Posted By woodcraft

The original Spurcycle bell and the compact one...

The original Spurcycle bell and the compact one are the same size

so it's unlikely that one would be too much for your bars, and the other wouldn't.

The mount is simpler and will only fit on...
01-17-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

I've had Novatecs in the past and imo they are...

I've had Novatecs in the past and imo they are very good for their price point - better than Formula. As for high vs low flange, high with get you a tad more stiffness, low will save you a smidge of...
01-17-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By mdarnton

As a rider I feel an obligation not to do...

As a rider I feel an obligation not to do anything sudden and unexpected and have hit potholes to avoid swerving into tight traffic.

It's too easy to get into a mindset where one's first response...
01-16-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,470
Posted By Troul

only if they start waxing.

only if they start waxing.
01-16-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,470
Posted By philbob57

It's lack of affluence that's screwed up US life...

It's lack of affluence that's screwed up US life expectancy ... opioid deaths and suicides among people whose incomes don't sustain their lives, deaths due to pollution in less affluent parts of the...
01-16-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 836
Posted By styggno1

Derailling is half the fun... I am not...

Derailling is half the fun...
I am not collecting old radios but when I see an old one in good condition at a yard sale or similar I just cannot walk away.

The red one/orange that you noticed is...
01-16-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,470
Posted By Koyote

US life expectancy started declining in 2014; the...

US life expectancy started declining in 2014; the trend is mostly driven by affluence, as more people are dying in middle age from problems arising from alcohol, drugs, and obesity. Covid is just...
01-16-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,470
Posted By Bassmanbob

I don't want to be the killjoy here, but just the...

I don't want to be the killjoy here, but just the other day, one of the health agencies-- I'm not sure which one-- Center for Disease Control or National Center for Health Statistics announced that...
01-16-21, 01:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,470
Posted By caloso

It would just be like the Boomers to hang around...

It would just be like the Boomers to hang around longer.
01-14-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,634
Posted By themp

At the 4:27 minute mark: ...

At the 4:27 minute mark:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Ri2kr8xJU
01-14-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,634
Posted By SurferRosa

[fixed.] "You're a funny kid. What time you...

[fixed.]

"You're a funny kid. What time you due back in Boys Town?"
01-14-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,920
Posted By homelessjoe

Its priceless lad ....its priceless

Its priceless lad ....its priceless
01-14-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,634
Posted By veganbikes

HAHAHAHAHA He just never got any respect, it...

HAHAHAHAHA

He just never got any respect, it is just so sad. The poor man was in so many movies and T.V. shows and was on Johnny Carson and Ed Sullivan's show so many times and just got no...
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