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06-07-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I've ridden the Katy twice, the second time we...

I've ridden the Katy twice, the second time we stayed at the Hilton in J-City. It's a full service hotel with a restaurant and bar, It's not far off the bridge, and you get to ride by the Capitol...
06-07-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Don't pay to learn to wrench on your own bikes. ...

Don't pay to learn to wrench on your own bikes. There are tons of great videos that lay out what to do. The problem is there are also tons of videos that aren't great and give bad advice. Learn...
02-15-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,180
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Well, actually it's more like, 'Customer looks at...

Well, actually it's more like, 'Customer looks at bikes. All bikes have disk brakes'.

Take Trek for example. The only thing they offer in non-disk brakes is (1) their completely bottom of the...
01-10-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,104
Posted By Rogerogeroge

You really should replace your handlebar tape in...

You really should replace your handlebar tape in intervals less than 26k miles. Handlebars collect sweat and can be subject to corrosion, whether aluminum or carbon fiber bars. I've seen some...
12-17-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,485
Posted By Rogerogeroge

You have a POS bike, you've got a $150 budget to...

You have a POS bike, you've got a $150 budget to make it better, and you're considering upgrading to a cassette (that'll take the whole budget), pedals, rear derailleur and shifter?

Just ride the...
12-17-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,806
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I kinda agree, you're being a bit 'wimpy' at...

I kinda agree, you're being a bit 'wimpy' at those temps, but there are people who are very sensitive to cooler temps, so take that statement tongue-in-cheek.

Try different combinations, and don't...
12-15-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,763
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I don't see why people get so bent out of shape...

I don't see why people get so bent out of shape about people drafting them. If their wheels touch, the rider in back is going down, not the rider in front.

But I do think it's a nice courtesy the...
12-13-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,073
Posted By Rogerogeroge

You're so gullible. The most real Elvis...

You're so gullible. The most real Elvis sightings you saw was only two or three, max.
12-10-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,884
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Pierced, with a modest 1 cm hoop attached. Other...

Pierced, with a modest 1 cm hoop attached. Other option is studded.
11-17-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,764
Posted By Rogerogeroge

This is a silly inane comment. I live in a...

This is a silly inane comment. I live in a highly red redneck state, I'm middle of the road, tho most rednecks are conservative. I have a graduate degree and am quite articulate. Lots of boys...
10-20-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,918
Posted By Rogerogeroge

One time during our Thursday Night Worlds, our...

One time during our Thursday Night Worlds, our group (probably 15-20 of us) were approaching a two lane highway and we got passed by an unmarked cop and he asked us "which way are you going?" ...
10-13-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
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Views: 637
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I am interested in your item. I will send you...

I am interested in your item. I will send you cashier check for 5000USD. When my agent pick up, kindly provide half in cash and keep rest for your troubles.
09-22-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,393
Posted By Rogerogeroge

That bike has Ultegra di2 and a $1,300 wheelset. ...

That bike has Ultegra di2 and a $1,300 wheelset. That's going to leave you about $1,200 for a custom frame. And handlebar, stem, saddle, seatpost.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,849
Posted By Rogerogeroge

No one has mentioned - 1) gloves are good...

No one has mentioned -

1) gloves are good for wiping/absorbing snot off your face

2) theyr'e good for skimming crap off your tires when you ride through sections with debris

My last ride...
09-09-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,999
Posted By Rogerogeroge

This is a classic - it's almost twenty years old:...

This is a classic - it's almost twenty years old:

How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb?

1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed.

16...
09-04-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By Rogerogeroge

You don't need a dishing tool. Just flip the...

You don't need a dishing tool. Just flip the wheel over in the truing stand and see if the difference to the gauges changes.

You don't need a tension meter. But for a fun factor you can pluck...
09-04-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,203
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Really? OP already found the silly solution. ...

Really? OP already found the silly solution. Have you ever used a 1Up?
09-03-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By Rogerogeroge

No need to grease underneath the freehub. The...

No need to grease underneath the freehub. The only way removal may be more difficult is if the cogs dig into an aluminum freehub body. It's still not hard to remove the cogs. Grease won't help...
08-31-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 702
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Wiggle each sprocket on the ends of the cassette....

Wiggle each sprocket on the ends of the cassette. Do the sprockets move independently of each other or does the whole cassette structure shift as a single unit? My guess is the latter which means...
07-30-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,037
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Why and how are the brakes shot? 99.9999% of...

Why and how are the brakes shot? 99.9999% of brake issues can be corrected by new cables/housing and brake pads. And proper setup.
07-30-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,037
Posted By Rogerogeroge

See item #5...

See item #5 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5)
07-30-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,037
Posted By Rogerogeroge

If you're replacing bar tape and brake cables on...

If you're replacing bar tape and brake cables on a bike that old, go ahead and replace the brake cable housing. Replace the shifter and cable housing as well if the bike has had significant use.
07-17-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,898
Posted By Rogerogeroge

$900 is sweet reparations for this bike,...

$900 is sweet reparations for this bike, especially during our pandemic times. I wouldn't worry about touching it up, I'd just smile every time I looked down at the top tube and reminded myself that...
07-17-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,231
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Ride smart. As someone previously said, draft,...

Ride smart. As someone previously said, draft, draft. But don't be afraid to take your turn at the front. A lot of times riding in the rotation is easier than hanging off the back. Riding smart? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,923
Posted By Rogerogeroge

A little too spartan for me. I would add a patch...

A little too spartan for me. I would add a patch kit and an extra CO2 cartridge.
06-11-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 816
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Or you could spend $20 for a new alloy post and...

Or you could spend $20 for a new alloy post and ensure you're not anally impaled by a suspect looking component for which you have no knowledge of its history and how it's been modified.
06-11-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 816
Posted By Rogerogeroge

It looks to my like smaller seatpost is jammed...

It looks to my like smaller seatpost is jammed into a bigger one? I'd want to see a closer look without the seat attached. Regardless, I would NOT ride that thing. The price of failure could be...
06-06-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By Rogerogeroge

This is the dumbest statement I've read on the...

This is the dumbest statement I've read on the interwebz in several months.
05-30-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,875
Posted By Rogerogeroge

The OP has pretty well defined his needs and...

The OP has pretty well defined his needs and wants and most folks seem to question his desires, and even suggest gravel bikes and touring bikes.

OP - check out the Trek Domane. It's got some...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,853
Posted By Rogerogeroge

You should go with disposable plastic, you'll...

You should go with disposable plastic, you'll save a couple of grams. Plus you won't have to **** a hillside of earth to procure the raw materials needed to produce. The plastic option will use a...
05-27-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,524
Posted By Rogerogeroge

You get +2 Fred points for the mini-pump attached...

You get +2 Fred points for the mini-pump attached to the frame.

But you get +5 points for the valve stem caps. That's a moderate infraction.

Just put the miles on that steed and in all sorts...
05-14-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,937
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Is there anything about your 4500 you don't like...

Is there anything about your 4500 you don't like or doesn't work right?

Keep the bike, maybe get a tune-up. Save the bike for a better rainy day. $500 now is probably worth less than the initial...
05-14-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,734
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I wouldn't go that far. We're losing sales. ...

I wouldn't go that far. We're losing sales. Last weekend I counted over thirty empty slots in our store. The only reason we have money is we've not been able to replenish our inventory.

And...
04-28-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,357
Posted By Rogerogeroge

How do you know this?

How do you know this?
Forum: Foo
04-24-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,109
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Here's your emergency beer. I've had some. As I...

Here's your emergency beer. I've had some. As I hovered over the pic to put on my PC a popup said that Total Wine was out of stock of this item.
...
04-24-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,441
Posted By Rogerogeroge

While I have never raced cx, I would think that...

While I have never raced cx, I would think that would be the safest discipline to race between that, MTB and road. With cx the ground is the softest and the discipline has the lowest max speeds. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,475
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Give them a break, except for the poor service...

Give them a break, except for the poor service you got last time. It's a e-mail generic statement. My shop is seeing customers by appointment only. We're busy, but our staffing is down 30% and our...
04-22-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,738
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Amanda Coker rode over 86k miles in a twelve...

Amanda Coker rode over 86k miles in a twelve month period

https://road.cc/content/news/222747-amanda-coker-ends-epic-year-riding-more-86000-miles-%E2%80%93-and-now-aiming-100000

And the story...
04-16-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,276
Posted By Rogerogeroge

You all are totally blind. Yes, he's hoarding...

You all are totally blind. Yes, he's hoarding all the bikes in the city and inflating the prices. What you don't realize is that depending on price, some of the frames are filled with certain...
04-15-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,192
Posted By Rogerogeroge

OMG, that's hilarious! Look how much that BB...

OMG, that's hilarious! Look how much that BB spindle sticks out on the drive side. Is the BB dished? What's the Q-factor, about 3 feet?

He's in the middle chain ring and there's quite a bit of...
Forum: Foo
04-15-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,067
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Start shopping Dell online then ask to speak/chat...

Start shopping Dell online then ask to speak/chat with a representative when that box pops up. I've bought probably over a dozen Dells for my small business and home over the years. Last year I...
04-13-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,851
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Ludicrous. Bat***** crazy.

Ludicrous. Bat***** crazy.
03-06-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By Rogerogeroge

No, I get to say it first - Take a dump/p!ss...

No, I get to say it first - Take a dump/p!ss before you ride, and lose some body fat!

Full disclosure - this is coming from a Trek Emonda owner (bike weights 14.00 lbs with pedals, cages and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,799
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Well, you could summarize one poster's view as: ...

Well, you could summarize one poster's view as:
1. HANGER IS BENT!!! It's the root cause of all evil and mis-shifting setups!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I subscribe to NBC Sports Gold, it's about $50 a...

I subscribe to NBC Sports Gold, it's about $50 a year. 90% of the reason I do this is to watch Paris-Roubaix live, commercial-free. They have almost all the spring classics. They have the Tour...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
02-18-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,829
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Well, I haven't done the GAP/C&O but I researched...

Well, I haven't done the GAP/C&O but I researched it for several years. Four of us were going to one-way rent a cargo van and drive to Pittsburg, and this was before Amtrak added bike options on...
02-06-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,804
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Then you obviously should use less ice the night...

Then you obviously should use less ice the night before and more water the day of the ride. If you find yourself in this conundrum in the middle of the ride, find a water tap to fill the bottle with...
02-06-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,804
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Also, keep your beverages cold until you're ready...

Also, keep your beverages cold until you're ready to ride. If you stick the bottles in your cages on the bike on the car rack and it's still 30 minutes before you ride, you'll get a head start...
02-06-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,804
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I live in the hot and humid Southeast, and while...

I live in the hot and humid Southeast, and while I don't ride when it's 100 anymore, I'll ride when it's 90 and 90 percent humidity. The insulated bottles work. I cram as many ice cubes as I can in...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
10-17-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,312
Posted By Rogerogeroge

A beautiful trail. As previously noted, while...

A beautiful trail. As previously noted, while it's rail-to-trail, if you deviate anywhere off of the trail it's very hilly. From Lewisburg to the trailhead, there's a good two mile (paved) drop. ...
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