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05-07-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I could count the socket bits that I sometimes...

I could count the socket bits that I sometimes use for bike work on one and a half hands, including hex bits. But I second non bike industry sources to round out your collections. Andy
05-07-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By oldbobcat

There is. I tried setting up my Ksyrium SLs for...

There is. I tried setting up my Ksyrium SLs for tubeless and the beads would not lock. Glad I gave up before filling the tire with sealant.

The lesson is, if you don't know for sure, tape the rim....
05-07-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,481
Posted By seypat

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Healey ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Healey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah5Hs770twM
05-07-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,481
Posted By seypat

BTW, why doesn't Jeff Healey ever get mentioned...

BTW, why doesn't Jeff Healey ever get mentioned in the same breath with this crowd?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 849
Posted By guadzilla

Lol, i came here for advice on Bike #2 and i...

Lol, i came here for advice on Bike #2 and i think you guys just sold me on Bike #3. I just asked my dealer for a quote/delivery timeline :)

I was thinking of getting the SL6 as well -...
05-07-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,481
Posted By noimagination

Four pages! OP got us good - gold star for...

Four pages!

OP got us good - gold star for him/her.
05-07-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,481
Posted By livedarklions

I live in New Hampshire where there's about a...

I live in New Hampshire where there's about a year before the presidential primary where you can't go into a downtown without likely running into one presidential candidate or another. That's my...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 02:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 724
Posted By znomit

Those aren't aerobars, they are water divining...

Those aren't aerobars, they are water divining rods. The weight savings from not having to carry an extra bison (I love auto correct) are stupendous. Actually that bike could probably fit a small...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 12:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 724
Posted By SoSmellyAir

You probably have a different definition of...

You probably have a different definition of "stable" in view of the unequal length aerobars made from a small diameter copper pipe bent into a U shape and zip tied to your flat handlebars, as shown...
05-06-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,481
Posted By woodcraft

Do running forums get these threads? "Who do...

Do running forums get these threads?

"Who do those skinny freaks think they are, Eliud Kipchoge?

I just run around the block and then have another beer."
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By Koyote

You typically need a racing license for most...

You typically need a racing license for most events. Depending on your location, you may be able to sign up for a race and get a one day license...Or you may need a USAC...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By WorldIRC

I ended up getting the Park PCS 10.2. So far so...

I ended up getting the Park PCS 10.2. So far so good and I am able to fully control how tight the clamp is around the D-shaped seatpost!
05-06-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,481
Posted By Rolla

This you? :roflmao2:

This you? :roflmao2:
05-06-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,481
Posted By smashndash

Well... you've certainly come to the right place....

Well... you've certainly come to the right place.

I'd say don't knock it until you've tried it. Riding in a big group with a bunch of strong guys (and gals) all riding very expensive bikes and...
05-06-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,481
Posted By pdlamb

Is your point that some people dress differently...

Is your point that some people dress differently than you, or that they ride faster than you do?
05-06-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 299
Posted By Jazzguitar

I have the EC70ax and just replaced them because...

I have the EC70ax and just replaced them because of how bad the Di2 implementation is. There's only one hole, on the right side, to let the wire out from the junction box, all other wires will be...
05-06-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 299
Posted By shoota

I have the stem too and it's really nice.

I have the stem too and it's really nice.
05-06-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 299
Posted By shoota

Shimano PRO Vibe Discovery ticks all those boxes...

Shimano PRO Vibe Discovery ticks all those boxes too.
05-06-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 480
Posted By Chilepines

Well, I didn't say it was impossible, only really...

Well, I didn't say it was impossible, only really hard. Of the available combos, most come in over 1500g and the price for those under 1500g (except with Novatec or ARC hubs) is closer to $1000.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 849
Posted By guadzilla

I am told they are giving me another Venge...

I am told they are giving me another Venge frameset and i really hope it is in the red/white colorway. To be honest, i am happier with that, than an SL7, if only because my OCD is happier with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome to BF. Youtube is your friend....

Welcome to BF.

Youtube is your friend. Usually.

Our own BF Mechanics Forum.


Buy good tools.
Park Tools has instructional videos that might be useful in maintaining your bike.
05-05-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 480
Posted By franswa

My carbon wheels have stayed a lot truer than my...

My carbon wheels have stayed a lot truer than my alloy wheels riding on the same routes, including some rocky/rooty singletrack. Something to consider..
05-05-21, 03:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By chaadster

The big takeaway from all these posts should be...

The big takeaway from all these posts should be “it depends.” What your tubeless experience will look like depends on your rim tire combo. It also depends on your tools, your experience level, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,389
Posted By terrymorse

Not, it isn't. Climbing is all about...

Not, it isn't. Climbing is all about power-to-weight ratio.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By datlas

The splines on the BB spindle don't really permit...

The splines on the BB spindle don't really permit you to get "close" to 180 degrees, and I have never had a problem with this. You could rotate it one spline/notch in each direction to confirm it's...
05-04-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By Hypno Toad

New Bike Day - SO DISTRACTED!

I placed an order for a new bike back in January, expecting it to arrive in March, but COVID-World makes everything slower. I got a call last night that the shop has my bike built and I set an...
05-04-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By Helderberg

I have decided to stick with the 46/30 crankset....

I have decided to stick with the 46/30 crankset. I like the 22 close ratios gear choices it gives me for the hills I have here and the limited flat. Now I just have to wait for the GRX chainset to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,412
Posted By WhyFi

Ugh, I'd replace either/both immediately, rather...

Ugh, I'd replace either/both immediately, rather than do without.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,412
Posted By WhyFi

In addition to some of the things mentioned...

In addition to some of the things mentioned previously, I appreciate my Silca Premio tool roll - the Boa retention system is nice when you have to access it. They just released an updated version and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 833
Posted By hubcyclist

Geez, lighten up, it was just supposed to be a...

Geez, lighten up, it was just supposed to be a fun topic where I did an A/B test of the helmets I have sitting around, and to show folks that are looking for more speed that maybe just switching...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,412
Posted By MattTheHat

Unicorn leather bar tape.

Unicorn leather bar tape.
05-03-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,143
Posted By phughes

You got the most helpful response in the very...

You got the most helpful response in the very first reply, by cxwrench. He said, "No."

You said you already know all the tricks. Why would someone try to give you advice? You don't need it, and...
05-03-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,422
Posted By Happy Feet

I think 6.5 from one end is the better way to go....

I think 6.5 from one end is the better way to go.
That way, if it winds up being a mistake you only have to fix one side.Half the work!
05-03-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,143
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Since you don't like what many years of people's...

Since you don't like what many years of people's experience have suggested I think you should sand away. Report back after you have findings. OH, do it to your rear rim first so you can report back....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,412
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Power meter. Wheels I really like. Di2. Bike...

Power meter. Wheels I really like. Di2. Bike computer. (Watch in my case.) Handlebars that didn't come with the bike because I like these more. Carbon bottle cages because I wouldn't want to...
05-03-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 461
Posted By dwmckee

(1) The people are low key an fun that I meet...

(1) The people are low key an fun that I meet gravel riding.
(2) Maybe see 2 - 3 cars all day. On some rides we see more horses and Amish carts than cars.
(3) beautiful scenery that gets me away...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 833
Posted By burnthesheep

Yup.....like this........ Tempor and Cerebel...

Yup.....like this........

Tempor and Cerebel at my TT pace was 7w difference..........a difference between two cutting edge TT helmets. The difference of a cheese grater road helmet to an aero...
05-03-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 10,779
Posted By Koyote

I give up. Like everyone else seems to have done.

I give up. Like everyone else seems to have done.
05-03-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 461
Posted By Rolla

Gravel riding is great for the reasons you...

Gravel riding is great for the reasons you already know: few cars, nice scenery, and it's not challenging from a handling-skills perspective. You can say the same thing about road rides out in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,389
Posted By terrymorse

Some of us will care. ...

Some of us will care.


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05-03-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 461
Posted By Rolla

So go for a ride on gravel on whatever bike you...

So go for a ride on gravel on whatever bike you have now, and see if you like it.



I don't think gravel racing will be a good fit



I'd rather use a CX bike for gravel than a gravel bike...
05-03-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,143
Posted By cxwrench

No.

No.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,484
Posted By tagaproject6

Get to the ER immediately, you might be having a...

Get to the ER immediately, you might be having a stroke.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,389
Posted By asgelle

To say it matters is a value judgement. Everyone...

To say it matters is a value judgement. Everyone will have their own value system. There is no blanket answer as to what matters. As to making a difference, any change by definition makes a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By jpescatore

I've used both, for a while had the pay version...

I've used both, for a while had the pay version of both. Decided paying for Strava and not paying for RWGPS gave me the best mix of ride analysis and route planning.

I find Strava useful when I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Johnd.211

I use Tubolito tubes and they can be re-rolled to...

I use Tubolito tubes and they can be re-rolled to essentially the same size as pre-inflation. The patches work really well. They're stoopid expensive.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,389
Posted By WhyFi

No, not really.

No, not really.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By burnthesheep

I was a Strava premium disgruntled holdout. ...

I was a Strava premium disgruntled holdout. Refusing to pay to upgrade. I figured it was small enough beans to give in finally. The newer "personal" heatmap overlay for your routes is killer. You...
05-03-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,160
Posted By Gryffin123

Update: Got the new-to-me wheelset set up....

Update:

Got the new-to-me wheelset set up. They fit exactly the same as my original wheelset- no adjustment or shimming required. Went with Shimano discs that were in stock locally. It has...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The Garmin one works well for me. I like the...

The Garmin one works well for me. I like the "give me a 50 mile loop to the south" feature when I'm feeling lazy or indecisive.



​​​​​​Jazz is four people playing different songs together. I...
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