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11-27-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 355
Posted By Rolla

When choosing a bike for a given terrain, tires...

When choosing a bike for a given terrain, tires and gearing make a much bigger difference than geometry.

Lots of bikes can "do it all," but none can do it all well.
11-27-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 355
Posted By wolfchild

My gravel bike has 45mm tires and my rigid forked...

My gravel bike has 45mm tires and my rigid forked MTB has 2.35 inch wide tires, both bikes have drop bars and I can ride them through some serious terrain.
11-26-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By cxwrench

That's a Dura Ace bb that went w/ the parts you...

That's a Dura Ace bb that went w/ the parts you have on the bike. I've overhauled dozens and dozens of those. The old joke was the only thing those seals kept out was sunlight. I recommend tossing...
11-26-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 312,300
Posted By Reflector Guy

How Many of you are Using a Helmet? It's...

How Many of you are Using a Helmet?

It's important to always use protection.
11-26-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 312,300
Posted By 79pmooney

I always put one on but I do my best to limit use...

I always put one on but I do my best to limit use to supporting my mirror and being a form for my helmet cover on cold rainy rides.

Ben
11-26-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 312,300
Posted By tomato coupe

I'm a gym rat, so I don't need a helmet. If the...

I'm a gym rat, so I don't need a helmet. If the rest of you worked on your upper body strength, you wouldn't need one either.
11-25-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,899
Posted By Moisture

Have you ever tried switching from a suspension...

Have you ever tried switching from a suspension fork to a rigid fork? It makes you significantly faster in a straight line too, not just around turns.

When I tried doing that, I began using higher...
11-25-20, 03:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,899
Posted By Moisture

I get this feeling when I shift up a gear, not...

I get this feeling when I shift up a gear, not down.

My inseam is about 34.5 inches which may have something to do with it. I feel most efficient in slightly too high of a gear If anything.
...
11-23-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 227
Posted By bikeshopben

Silly question, but have you started simple? Ss...

Silly question, but have you started simple? Ss cable tension good, high and low limits properly config'd?
11-21-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By tyrion

Those silly disc brakes will never catch on in...

Those silly disc brakes will never catch on in the bicycling world.
11-20-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By guy153

If you put the wheel in the wrong way around is...

If you put the wheel in the wrong way around is the problem still there or does it move to the other side?

Once you've proved it's the frame and not the wheel the fix is just to file the top of...
11-20-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By wgscott

I have fat fingers, but at least two (including...

I have fat fingers, but at least two (including the smallest) can detect the intensity of the squeeze. All you need to do is put your finger on top of the pads where the fins are (assuming there are...
11-19-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,311
Posted By Maelochs

Forget all that. Get a hand-held propane...

Forget all that. Get a hand-held propane blowtorch and just burn off the accumulated grease.
11-19-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,311
Posted By cubewheels

Apply liberal (lotso) amounts of ATF (Automatic...

Apply liberal (lotso) amounts of ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid) on the drivetrain (chain and derailleur). No need to disassemble nor remove any part. I prefer to use syringe to apply ATF to...
Forum: Touring
11-16-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,571
Posted By Cougrrcj

If I was you,... and they have many sizes. ...

If I was you,... and they have many sizes.

Camera body and one lens - ~$30

https://www.harborfreight.com/2800-weatherproof-protective-case-13-34-in-63926.html
...
11-16-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By BurleyCat

Easy

Easy...when you know how.
11-14-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,308
Posted By CargoDane

Maybe he's Trae Crowder: ...

Maybe he's Trae Crowder:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTHsQd-vRXK1bp4vpifl6yA
11-13-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,308
Posted By Reflector Guy

Could it be the preponderance of cap screws...

Could it be the preponderance of cap screws indicates there are still a lot of older bikes out there turning their last miles before they finally self-destruct like Elwood Blues' 1974 Dodge?
11-13-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,308
Posted By rsbob

And here I thought I was becoming a faster...

And here I thought I was becoming a faster cyclist by blowing by more people. ;) Guess I will have to start looking for cap screws instead of reflectors in the spokes.
11-11-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,549
Posted By rsbob

It is documented that some guy rode from San...

It is documented that some guy rode from San Francisco to L.A. standing the entire time. Had the seat and post removed. Think it was a world record. Why? To break a record.

Read recently that...
11-09-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,624
Posted By nextSibling

For now.

For now.
11-07-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,624
Posted By zacster

But nobody talks about freewheels anymore unless...

But nobody talks about freewheels anymore unless you are on the C&V forum. It's about the same as a program telling you run it from the DOS prompt.
11-06-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,624
Posted By JaccoW

You're absolutely right Noglider, though I...

You're absolutely right Noglider, though I disagree on the sensibility of the Fahrenheit scale. Besides, the important bit is that all good tea temperatures are based on the boiling temperatures of...
11-05-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,624
Posted By noglider

Ratios are useful only if you are comparing bikes...

Ratios are useful only if you are comparing bikes whose wheel diameters are the same. My 52/14 is very different from my friends, because I have 700c wheels and he has 20" wheels.

Not only that, I...
11-05-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,624
Posted By DaveSSS

Gear inches is merely a gear ratio like 52/13 = 4...

Gear inches is merely a gear ratio like 52/13 = 4 times 27, which equals 108. It has nothing to do with how far the bike travels for each revolution of the tire. As others noted, you must know the...
11-05-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,624
Posted By 70sSanO

I’ve been riding a long time and never used gear...

I’ve been riding a long time and never used gear inches. I’d sometimes use ratios on the fly to get a feel for what I was riding in what terrain. For me ratios are everything.

With the old 52/42...
11-05-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 743
Posted By CargoDane

Brakes stop you by generating friction as...

Brakes stop you by generating friction as pressure is applied. If you polish it - especially with things such as polish, wax etc. - you reduce friction. There is no way polishing your brake surface...
11-05-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,624
Posted By skookum

The number by itself is fairly useless, but as a...

The number by itself is fairly useless, but as a standard to compare bicycle gearing and wheel diameter combos between different set ups, it is useful.
If you can get everyone to agree on, and start...
11-04-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By flanso

Excellent work! The plate of scones looks good...

Excellent work! The plate of scones looks good too.
11-04-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,313
Posted By Lemond1985

I agree, but people will get get mad here if you...

I agree, but people will get get mad here if you point out anything wrong the victim, and this was a victim, may have done.

As a driver I have close calls all the time with people doing dumb stuff...
11-04-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By fishboat

DIY Wheel Truing Stand

..been meaning to build one of these for quite a while and finally got it done. The basic design is Roger Musson's:
https://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php

Initially I built it with...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,031
Posted By Chuckles1

The hills around here are pretty steep, but not...

The hills around here are pretty steep, but not very long, typically 1/8 to 1/4 mile, with two less steep but each at least 3/4 mile long. I pedal down the long ones and try to stay above 30 mph. The...
11-03-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 661
Posted By alcjphil

That does not mean that this one is "worth" 850...

That does not mean that this one is "worth" 850 euros. Bicycles depreciate fairly quickly and second hand ones do not have any warranty. Given the defects, I would say that 500 euros is too high a...
11-02-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By canklecat

Well done, especially the overall health...

Well done, especially the overall health improvements.

I feel like I'm suited up for Halloween every time I'm wearing the usual lycra and spandex stuff. But despite being a native Texan, I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,031
Posted By asgelle

So pedaling 53x14@156 rpm gives control, but 135...

So pedaling 53x14@156 rpm gives control, but 135 rpm in a 53x12 is squirrelly. Hmm. O.K. (and 135 rpm has no pedal speed?)
10-31-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,706
Posted By GlennR

I hope she rides in front ;)

I hope she rides in front ;)
10-31-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,706
Posted By Tomm Willians

Today I put a ring on it !

Married my adventure/cycling buddy today in Reno ! Between her sense of humor, zest for life and an incredible collection of bikes I would have been nuts to not tie this knot....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,799
Posted By GlennR

Mask for Covid... I don't wear one while riding....

Mask for Covid... I don't wear one while riding. I avoid any place where i'd be in contact with people. I carry enough water and food that I might need. If I need a "nature" break, I have places...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,799
Posted By jaxgtr

can I ask outside of maybe where the fires are, ...

can I ask outside of maybe where the fires are, why you would wear a mask while riding, not prior to or after, I get that, but during?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,799
Posted By shelbyfv

Have you tried riding in a mask? A couple of...

Have you tried riding in a mask? A couple of friends did and it didn't work well for them. I carry one in my jersey pocket to wear if I have to go in a store or something.
10-29-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,549
Posted By h2oxtc

Had a good laugh ... I only wish the 30 or so...

Had a good laugh ... I only wish the 30 or so "extra" pounds that I carry would be at the level of a low rider rack. Unfortunately it's mostly around my waist, and I know all about carrying the...
10-29-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,313
Posted By Iride01

Whether motorist, cyclist, runner, walker or...

Whether motorist, cyclist, runner, walker or whomever. A person involved in an accident whether at fault or not and leaves the scene without rendering aid or exchanging any information that might be...
10-28-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,549
Posted By canklecat

I think I was motivated to improve my ability to...

I think I was motivated to improve my ability to pedal while standing by watching the gym room at the Y during a water break on a group ride. I saw a somewhat overweight middle aged guy killing it on...
10-28-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By Iride01

Yes. And it was a Kenda 27" x 1 1/4 road bike...

Yes. And it was a Kenda 27" x 1 1/4 road bike tire. In fact I've had it more than once, but it was always on a tire that I'd used way beyond what most others would have trashed. I had it on a...
10-28-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By Wanderer

Yep, probably a ply slip from hitting something. ...

Yep, probably a ply slip from hitting something. Have had it happen on differing brands.
10-28-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By Bike Gremlin

It can happen on any tyre. Either manufacturing...

It can happen on any tyre. Either manufacturing defect, or some damage (from external cuts, or long time of use and having the casing cracking).
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,031
Posted By Branko D

Pedal just to get up to speed - just go all out...

Pedal just to get up to speed - just go all out until I spin out on 50-11 (after all, going to recover downhill) - and then get in aero tuck when I spin out or go out of gas.
10-27-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 608
Posted By GlennR

With better brakes you can descend faster and...

With better brakes you can descend faster and corner faster since you can apply the brakes later which maintains a higher speed to the last minute.

Sounds like you never road a bike with disc...
10-25-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 608
Posted By DeadGrandpa

This question is directed to me, and me alone. If...

This question is directed to me, and me alone. If you are really interested in whether or not to buy a new bike, the answer is YES, buy a new bike. The advantages of disc brakes or anything else are...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,031
Posted By colnago62

I am not that old, but I do understand. In my...

I am not that old, but I do understand. In my 20ís I could turn a 90 inch gear at 100rpm without effort. Now, at 58, that same gear, I can just get over 90 plus rpm.
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