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Forum: Framebuilders
07-07-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,283
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

There are people all over that can offer advise....

There are people all over that can offer advise. But having done my own many years ago (LBS, not framebuilding) I found the local community's resources to be most valuable. Being able to pick up the...
07-07-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 471
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

The issue is the maximum percentage difference...

The issue is the maximum percentage difference between adjacent cogs, not where it occurs unless that's next to the largest or smallest. With the big cog you do better not running out over having...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 611
Posted By DrIsotope

This was not presented in the correct Bike Forums...

This was not presented in the correct Bike Forums Format. Just riding along? No, no no. You were slamdancing on the pedals, just about to drope the hamer, when the force of your massive guads blew...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,292
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

If this is your second bike ride ever and you’re...

If this is your second bike ride ever and you’re averaging 19.8mph over 22 miles, it’s time to start thinking about a coach and a professional cycling career. Nice pace for a solo beginner. ;)
06-30-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,907
Posted By dedhed

What's the best chain lube?, What's the best...

What's the best chain lube?, What's the best frame material?, What's the best tire and size?, Flat bars or drops? Flats, clips, or clipless?
Meh, ride what you want.
06-23-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 910
Posted By sch

Torque wrench should not be necessary. Pedals...

Torque wrench should not be necessary. Pedals need either an allen wrench (could be 6 or 8mm) or they will have
a flat for a wrench. Wrench will need to have jaws less than ~1/4" wide to work...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,796
Posted By WhyFi

I got my Cervelo R3 frame from Excel for $1200....

I got my Cervelo R3 frame from Excel for $1200. Awesome frame.
06-16-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,016
Posted By indyfabz

I am happy with my CatEye computer. When you are...

I am happy with my CatEye computer. When you are touring in the middle of nowhere with no phone reception for days and need to make sure you don't miss a turn, knowing how far you've ridden is...
06-11-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,511
Posted By Juan Foote

Actually, with the shut in going on and...

Actually, with the shut in going on and production being so messed up the used bike market (used anything, really) has blown up. You might find some of your used bicycling gear to be worth more than...
06-11-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,325
Posted By canklecat

DeLoreans hitting 1.21 gigawatts.

DeLoreans hitting 1.21 gigawatts.
06-10-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,376
Posted By unterhausen

Moderator's note: there is effectively no limit...

Moderator's note: there is effectively no limit to how many people you can have on your ignore list.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By WhyFi

Are you aligning the tire logo with the valve...

Are you aligning the tire logo with the valve stem? Some people think of the practice as a purely aesthetic thing, but it's really helpful for things like this - once you find the leak in the tube,...
06-06-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,451
Posted By Koyote

Youíre a beginner and are planning to spend $5k+...

Youíre a beginner and are planning to spend $5k+ on a bike? And you really believe that you will choose a bike that will make you happy forever?

Youíre more likely to just make an expensive...
06-05-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,432
Posted By Slightspeed

Lots of fools out there. Some of them even know...

Lots of fools out there. Some of them even know how to ride a bike.🤡
06-05-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,705
Posted By Lilly18

Great video! I really enjoyed it. Thanks for...

Great video! I really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing, it was suitable as I'm a beginner:backpedal:
06-05-20, 01:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,648
Posted By Machka

If I'm a pedestrian on a Cycleway, just ride past...

If I'm a pedestrian on a Cycleway, just ride past me. It's a Cycleway. There are going to be bicycles. I know that.

If I'm a pedestrian on a footpath (sidewalk), ride past me on the road.
06-04-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,705
Posted By Koyote

Somewhere in his voluminous web presence, Sheldon...

Somewhere in his voluminous web presence, Sheldon Brown once wrote about the derogatory term "Fred." He didn't use the term, didn't like it, because all cyclists were his friends.

It's a good...
06-01-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 567
Posted By Racing Dan

Dont sweat it too much. Ive tried MANY tubes over...

Dont sweat it too much. Ive tried MANY tubes over the decades. Chaoyang, Kenda, Schwalbe, Nokian, Mitas, the ones form the autoparts store, ... They all work fine. Name Brand or noname, doesn't seem...
05-28-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,656
Posted By downtube42

The Fred family tree had many branches. Deep in...

The Fred family tree had many branches. Deep in Fred history, Fred showed up for a club ride in gym shorts, gym shoes, tee shirt, with a POS bike, then proceeded to drop the group. This is the root...
05-27-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,656
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...
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By bikemig

That's a lot of money for that bike even today...

That's a lot of money for that bike even today when supply is scarce and demand is up due to the pandemic. It's a bottom end Trek which means it's a pretty good bike. Trek did not really make a low...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,905
Posted By Leadrunner

My current steed is a 2015 and it can still go a...

My current steed is a 2015 and it can still go a lot farther faster and longer than the body that rides it. The loss of value seems to be more the rider than the machine.
05-23-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 794
Posted By JohnDThompson

I concur. The 720 was the only Trek frame that...

I concur. The 720 was the only Trek frame that got double eyelets. Later production had cantilever bosses, and the final year they even dropped the double eyelets (labor-saving: we had to mill the...
05-23-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,395
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Interesting! But in the real world, Iíve never...

Interesting! But in the real world, Iíve never had a problem.
05-22-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,091
Posted By JW in AK

So what you're saying is you've never actually...

So what you're saying is you've never actually been inside of an REI.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,905
Posted By Dave Mayer

I cannot think of a bike that I've bought new,...

I cannot think of a bike that I've bought new, except going back to my Gitane Tour de France - in 1973. Still have this bike; heavy, but still rides well.

The Sweet Spot in terms of cost/benefit...
05-20-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,908
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Barbara sounds like she is probably really fun at...

Barbara sounds like she is probably really fun at parties
05-18-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 737
Posted By berner

I would guess that the weight loss is a likely...

I would guess that the weight loss is a likely reason for discomfort. At least that was the cause of my discomfort after losing weight from 172lbs to 157lbs. I noticed that, just like yourself, a...
05-17-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,080
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Some features of gloves to consider (as not all...

Some features of gloves to consider (as not all gloves have these features)...

Some kind of terry cloth / micro fiber on the back of the glove, usually the thumb area for wiping sweat off your...
05-14-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,226
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...
05-11-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,622
Posted By alo

It is smart to be as predictable as possible. If...

It is smart to be as predictable as possible. If you follow the rules, you will normally do what motorists expect you to do. If you do something motorists don't expect you to do, you are much more...
05-09-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 837
Posted By dsbrantjr

That range is too high for many bike fasteners. ...

That range is too high for many bike fasteners. Typical is 5 or 6 Newton-meters which is ~3.7 or 4.4 ft;lbs. It is good practice not to use a torque tool at the lower 10% or so o its range for...
05-08-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,608
Posted By Pratt

Interesting question, I'd also be interested in...

Interesting question, I'd also be interested in the lifespan of the helmet wearer
04-30-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,848
Posted By brewerkz

not needed

not needed
04-27-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,908
Posted By Unca_Sam

Clever! The strap will make it easier to pull out!

Clever! The strap will make it easier to pull out!
04-26-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,908
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

It's, uh, LOSER with one O. ;)

It's, uh, LOSER with one O. ;)
Replies: 28
Views: 1,807
Posted By unterhausen

Buy up a size too, you don't want the front of...

Buy up a size too, you don't want the front of the shoe anywhere near your toes.
04-14-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,209
Posted By mihlbach

Start preaching the gospel. That causes most...

Start preaching the gospel. That causes most people to want to run away.
03-03-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 14,210
Posted By 55murray

Yet another "I'm afraid of" thread. The answer...

Yet another "I'm afraid of" thread. The answer to all of these is and always has been the same: Rule 5.
02-23-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,131
Posted By Machka

First, a workout schedule depends on your goals. ...

First, a workout schedule depends on your goals.

Second, with what you have described, I'd take a light day each week to walk, do some yoga, lift some upper body weights.
Forum: Northeast
02-16-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,546
Posted By zacster

They can't stop you from riding in the streets...

They can't stop you from riding in the streets but they can stop you from riding on any road not normally for cyclists, like the FDR or the BQE or the bridges. These are closed and paid for by the...
02-05-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,975
Posted By zebreaux

Since you asked, and not trying to be aggressive,...

Since you asked, and not trying to be aggressive, my opinion is that you are trying to compare good or bad apples to good or bad oranges. Ticketing offending bicycles has nothing to do with ticketing...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,230
Posted By firebird854

Do not incite people driving a multi-ton weapon.

Do not incite people driving a multi-ton weapon.
Forum: Foo
01-04-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,575
Posted By clemsongirl

i find it funny how this thread deteriorated into...

i find it funny how this thread deteriorated into such unreasonableness and chest beating. Someday level 5 autonomous cars will arrive in large numbers and the serious crashes that are due to human...
Forum: Foo
01-03-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,575
Posted By indyfabz

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/aUtL7ihk7drmRCbe94...

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/aUtL7ihk7drmRCbe946kISKuoIk=/0x0:860x556/1200x800/filters:focal(307x172:443x308)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/55548037/jetsons.0.jpg...
11-24-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,300
Posted By steelbikeguy

I'd probably just take a dremel with a cutoff...

I'd probably just take a dremel with a cutoff wheel and slowly cut through the strands.

A hacksaw might work(?), but seems like it might tend to stick a lot.

after that is done, then go watch...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,805
Posted By Spoonrobot

Problem is, it's not true. Here's the real...

Problem is, it's not true.

Here's the real world breakdown for what is generally considered paved riding.

19mm tires are slower than 21mm tires are slower than 23mm tires, many of which are...
11-22-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,408
Posted By mr_bill

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) helmets act in three...

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) helmets act in three ways during a collision.

Primarily, in bicycle helmets EPS is an isotropic cellular hard foam structure, composed of air filled "bubbles" of...
11-22-19, 04:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,660
Posted By wolfchild

My bikes have survived 13 winters and had tons of...

My bikes have survived 13 winters and had tons of exposure to road salt, snow, ice, rain and all kind of nasty road sprays...and you're paranoid about your bike getting damaged from a little bit...
11-21-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,538
Posted By lacofd@73

Previous owner

I used to own, and modified your now semi custom sherrell. The original parts on it looked like hell. The ugly modern slotted front sprocket was replaced with a 1930's solid skip tooth sprocket. ...
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