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01-20-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 557
Posted By Koyote

So, you want something that works as well as Dura...

So, you want something that works as well as Dura Ace and is as light as Dura Ace. Your only option, then, is Dura Ace.
01-18-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 727
Posted By shelbyfv

Maybe ...

Maybe
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because
01-18-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 727
Posted By indyfabz

That’s all you. :troll:

That’s all you.

:troll:
01-18-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,837
Posted By shelbyfv

Your correct saddle height is related to pedal...

Your correct saddle height is related to pedal distance, not the ground.
01-17-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,837
Posted By 70sSanO

If you can touch the ground while sitting on your...

If you can touch the ground while sitting on your saddle, it is probably too low.

John
01-16-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 813
Posted By ThermionicScott

I mostly use oil when building wheels, but am not...

I mostly use oil when building wheels, but am not opposed to other things like linseed oil, Spoke Prep, beeswax, or blue/purple Loctite. Belt and suspenders. :)

It's not uncommon for my wheel...
01-15-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 813
Posted By shelbyfv

I'll be interested to read the replies. Don't...

I'll be interested to read the replies. Don't think I've ever seen a radial 32 spoke wheel in the wild. :foo:
01-14-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 688
Posted By Trakhak

Watch some videos about installing a new tube....

Watch some videos about installing a new tube. Occam's razor guess: chances are high that you pinched the tube when you used the levers to install it. Use of levers to install a tube is usually a bad...
01-12-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,413
Posted By Koyote

You might try asking your bike shop.

You might try asking your bike shop.
01-11-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By squirtdad

Why would anyone use anything but the...

Why would anyone use anything but the manufacturer specified fluid for a critical system like brakes?
01-09-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 640
Posted By asgelle

That's certainly more convincing than all the CFD...

That's certainly more convincing than all the CFD and track testing Felt and USAC have done on this design.
01-08-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,103
Posted By tomato coupe

That was the whole point of the video.

That was the whole point of the video.
01-08-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,103
Posted By Korina

Is this the best explanation of chain stretch ever?

Yes. Yes it is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWemvEfYoBY
01-05-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 731
Posted By cyccommute

What is this thing that people have against...

What is this thing that people have against WD-40? Go read the material safety data sheets on WD-40 and Triflow. They are essentially the same thing. They use the same solvent mixture and use very...
01-04-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,893
Posted By mschwett

i skimmed, .28 min refund requested here

i skimmed, .28 min refund requested here
01-04-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,893
Posted By Troul

Pre or post DST? Asking for a farmer.

Pre or post DST?
Asking for a farmer.
01-04-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,893
Posted By rosefarts

I think you would have had a better experience if...

I think you would have had a better experience if you asked for a 280mm spoke. I know it’s the same thing but the conventions around spoke lengths probably had a lot to do with the attitude.

Did...
12-31-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,018
Posted By 70sSanO

I’d practice my technique first. Maybe offer...

I’d practice my technique first. Maybe offer unsolicited swing advice at a driving range.

John
12-31-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,018
Posted By Koyote

That rider probably just needs to adjust his...

That rider probably just needs to adjust his paper spacers.
12-29-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,624
Posted By 3alarmer

...there's a circumcision joke in here somewhere,...

...there's a circumcision joke in here somewhere, but it won't be me who makes it.
12-29-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,624
Posted By indyfabz

No. But I have metal valve caps. They are red,...

No. But I have metal valve caps. They are red, so they are the fastest.
12-27-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 513
Posted By 79pmooney

Well, same number of teeth but 16-21 is twice the...

Well, same number of teeth but 16-21 is twice the percentage increase of 32-37. 16-21 is a 31% change vs 16% for 32-37.

If you are lucky enough to have loose cogs in the middle and can swap the...
12-26-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,121
Posted By Litespud

what “power put in through the chain”? The only...

what “power put in through the chain”? The only part of the chain experiencing “power” is the upper stretch between the cassette and the crankset. The RD is simply managing the slack
12-26-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,121
Posted By shelbyfv

Since you have gone beyond spec it's not...

Since you have gone beyond spec it's not surprising you are having problems. Get a 46-30 crank, 36t cassette and ditch the road link. EDIT- I got curious and found that you can get 165mm cranks with...
12-19-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 504
Posted By Racing Dan

You should just get it if you want it, but Id...

You should just get it if you want it, but Id argue 99% of the perceived air loss when disengaging a normal pump head is from the hose, not the valve, - unless of course its a particularly inept...
12-17-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By NextDIYikeproj

New bike build.

My winter project is to paint and build a new carbon road bike. The project is divided in two parts, the first where i strip the paint and give it a new custom paint job and a second where I assemble...
12-17-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,898
Posted By livedarklions

I have some experience with this, having bought a...

I have some experience with this, having bought a bike for a 350 pound person in the last couple years.

Those weight limits are stated for liability purposes. I think if there's going to be any...
12-16-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,489
Posted By ThermionicScott

I suspect custom wheelbuilding is one of those...

I suspect custom wheelbuilding is one of those things where if it were significantly profitable, enough competition would arise to make it not so. ;)
12-15-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Unsaid but referenced possibles are like blank...

Unsaid but referenced possibles are like blank checks:) Andy
12-13-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,734
Posted By veganbikes

Sometimes I have mechanics suggest new tape and...

Sometimes I have mechanics suggest new tape and don't always explain why other than it looks bad, I go in and explain to the customer it is more to inspect the bars underneath and great rid of the...
12-10-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,230
Posted By WhyFi

Stop it, Larry.

Stop it, Larry.
12-09-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,867
Posted By tomato coupe

Take them some Xmas cookies …

Take them some Xmas cookies …
12-05-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,065
Posted By Kapusta

I’ll keep that in mind next time I commute...

I’ll keep that in mind next time I commute through the winter in ND.

No issues with it here in Upstate NY.
12-04-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,065
Posted By veganbikes

Those darn shyster grease salespeople always out...

Those darn shyster grease salespeople always out to steal your money, I lubricate my free hubs with cooking oil. They aren't going to get my money! You know they put fluoride in the grease and...
11-29-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By DaveSSS

Another thought is to check the pads to be sure...

Another thought is to check the pads to be sure that they are the correct model. There are many different models. Look at the back side to see if there are marks left by the pistons. If those marks...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,333
Posted By ofajen

Yeah, this even applies to pro riders. That...

Yeah, this even applies to pro riders. That podcast I’ve linked a few times where Jan Heine is talking with Jeff Poeetner is very on point. Poertner runs Silca but for many years he ran racing...
11-24-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By regfman

Followup: Yeah, the heating idea is stupid. I...

Followup: Yeah, the heating idea is stupid. I admit it, and I didn't do that.
I'm in the process of setting up a second residence and I have a few extra bikes so I shipped them out for me and my...
11-23-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By veganbikes

Holey Spokes, Batman. That looks like a wheel for...

Holey Spokes, Batman. That looks like a wheel for a lowrider or someone got their first drill press and couldn't stop.
11-23-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 639
Posted By squirtdad

my favorite for chain sizing is small small. ...

my favorite for chain sizing is small small. also fwiw my lbs mechanic noted this is what shimano factory reccomended

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuhHn7HaZcQ
11-23-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 915
Posted By prj71

I'm thinking this guy is a troll...

I'm thinking this guy is a troll...
11-22-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By masonv45

Hammer in a torx bit and use it to twist out the...

Hammer in a torx bit and use it to twist out the bolt.
11-16-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,354
Posted By woodcraft

I hope the manager yelled at you for this...

I hope the manager yelled at you for this...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,720
Posted By Sy Reene

Did any cars drive over the chain after it fell...

Did any cars drive over the chain after it fell off? Or could you put it back on?
11-15-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,596
Posted By pdlamb

Couple points. First, I suspect using a...

Couple points. First, I suspect using a tensiometer is similar to using a torque wrench, in that for a majority of uses, a mechanic who works on wheels (or engines) day in, day out, can get pretty...
11-14-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 7,222
Posted By veganbikes

I will say this, "OH NO, the internets isn't nice...

I will say this, "OH NO, the internets isn't nice to random strangers who don't know each other and are only communicating via text on a screen" I am not saying one needs to be mean to anyone because...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,561
Posted By Koyote

I wouldn’t believe that story if I heard it from...

I wouldn’t believe that story if I heard it from Mahatma Ghandi and Mother Theresa backed him up.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,561
Posted By RNAV

When I ride my carbon bike, I carry a spare steel...

When I ride my carbon bike, I carry a spare steel frame. You know, just in case the carbon frame explodes mid-ride.

For the times when that isn't feasible (people on group rides look at me...
11-12-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By Iride01

After you attached the cable to the pinch bolt,...

After you attached the cable to the pinch bolt, did you pull on the bare cable going along the downtube and then release it then see if there is any more slack to be taken up?

Doing that helps...
11-12-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By squirtdad

that is how i have historically done that...

that is how i have historically done that also..... but your are wrong and wear funny shoes
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