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02-02-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7,937
Views: 2,406,159
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: 155
Views: 7,469
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: 155
Views: 7,469
Posted By thook

in any case, it sizzles!!

in any case, it sizzles!!
12-11-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,103
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: 29
Views: 1,713
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: 2,079
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: 2,958
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: 84
Views: 5,015
Posted By chainwhip

Cycling is my Fountain of Youth

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10-24-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,090
Posted By Rolla

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,346
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: 1,339
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: 4,752
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: 819
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: 598
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: 1,017
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: 44
Views: 2,471
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: 1,017
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: 1,402
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: 1,402
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: 3,824
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: 3,003
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: 6,845
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: 970
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: 970
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: 1,100
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: 9,884
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: 15,770
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: 15,770
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: 15,568
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: 2,400
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: 1,217
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: 2,914
Posted By popeye

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,062
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: 209
Views: 14,844
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: 1,429
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: 2,092
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: 66
Views: 2,953
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: 5,113
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: 346
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.
03-22-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,395
Posted By Bassmanbob

I've been training for this moment for so long...

I've been training for this moment for so long...
02-19-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,511
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....
01-25-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 706
Views: 146,668
Posted By botty kayer

My Columbus SLX Simoncini has had a revamp. It...

My Columbus SLX Simoncini has had a revamp. It has a new Columbus Max fork, 10 speed Campagnolo, 3TTT bars and stem and Look pedals, seen here with its regular wheels and its Sunday best wheels. I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,870
Posted By RiceAWay

I've been riding Campy for 40 years and of you...

I've been riding Campy for 40 years and of you call it Campagnolo, you haven't.
01-20-20, 01:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,922
Posted By 79pmooney

Yeah, I too zip them up and turn them inside...

Yeah, I too zip them up and turn them inside out, mainly so that any pilling happens on the inside where it isn't seen. Nice graphics stay protected as does any reflective treatment.
01-19-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,922
Posted By Koyote

News flash: you zip up the zippers to prevent the...

News flash: you zip up the zippers to prevent the teeth from abrading other garments - not to protect the zippers from any damage.
01-19-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,922
Posted By DrIsotope

Zipped up, and inside-out. Gloves, socks, etc....

Zipped up, and inside-out. Gloves, socks, etc. go in one of those garment bags so the washer will stop eating them.

Everything used to get line-dried, but now that some of the 2+ year old jerseys...
01-19-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,387
Posted By asgelle

They also like money.

They also like money.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 02:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,430
Posted By Metallifan33

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01-17-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,387
Posted By Doge

Not the first time I've said that sometimes you...

Not the first time I've said that sometimes you have to give up quality and performance if you want the very best.

Most the pro teams like performance. I don't think anything beats Dura Ace for...
01-16-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,369
Posted By livedarklions

Motels make a good chunk of their money on...

Motels make a good chunk of their money on hard-working construction/road crews who need a place to wash up and crash after a lot of hot dirty work, so your appearance/smell is a non-issue. That's...
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