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08-16-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,056
Posted By Reflector Guy

Rock Bros pedals are a knock off of some other...

Rock Bros pedals are a knock off of some other brand; most likely Race Face Chesters. With that said however, I also have Rock Bros and they've been good for me. And they were readily available...
08-16-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,979
Posted By genejockey

"You will never be truly happy until you give...

"You will never be truly happy until you give yourself over completely to doing what other people like doing," said Nobody, Ever. ;)
08-16-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By PhiloNovice

New Rear Brake Line & Diagnosing Squeaking Noise

Hi, all. I'm a novice bike owner who bought a Schwinn Copeland Hybrid a year ago (I know; I know. I said I'm a novice). I'm trying to learn more about bike repair and maintenance. I recently patched...
08-15-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,532
Posted By hamcereal

Chainrings

I changed the chainrings, it was the gosh darned chainrings.... 😑 Thanks all for your input!
08-14-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Posted By HillRider

ISO 622 is the same as 700c and is the rim's bead...

ISO 622 is the same as 700c and is the rim's bead seat diameter in mm. 27.5" (aka 650B) has a rim diameter of 584 mm. 29" is another name for 700c rims using wide tires but the rim diameter remains...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,457
Posted By popeye

The longer you wait the better your knowledge...

The longer you wait the better your knowledge will be making a decision. You can swap gears but it never gets easier, you just get faster and the hills steeper. You get out of it what you put into...
08-11-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,220
Posted By scottfsmith

My most important investment for winter riding...

My most important investment for winter riding last winter was clothes. Some heavily insulated full-length bibs, heavy-duty wool socks, a waterproof insulating jacket, and heavy duty long underwear....
08-11-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,437
Posted By balto charlie

I used to ride every night/morning while...

I used to ride every night/morning while commuting for many years. I love riding at night, I knew the roads, cars gave me a lot of room because I was lit like a christmas tree. In fact, "we" (BFnet...
08-10-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,220
Posted By Wildwood

You are on to something…. Like it’s’ twin -...

You are on to something….

Like it’s’ twin - 62X59.5 ctc, with 20cm headtube.
...
08-10-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,339
Posted By cxwrench

Only the 22 ring? Does your friend just climb...

Only the 22 ring? Does your friend just climb trees?
Forum: Commuting
08-10-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,702
Posted By GhostRider62

Insurance does not always pay for a claim nor do...

Insurance does not always pay for a claim nor do the pay the entire amount. The landowner can also be on the hook. And, if there is a payout, the landowner's policy, if they can then get one, will...
08-10-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,437
Posted By canopus

I've almost always ridden at night, getting back...

I've almost always ridden at night, getting back into it now I'm out between 11pm to 1 am usually. Cooler, no traffic, no walkers...
When I was putting in 60- 80 milers I would go out around 9pm...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,702
Posted By Juan Foote

Got to keep that long hair tucked under your cap...

Got to keep that long hair tucked under your cap too....
Forum: Commuting
08-10-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,702
Posted By duke_of_hazard

I follow the spirit of the law, not the letter of...

I follow the spirit of the law, not the letter of the law.
08-10-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,960
Posted By spelger

i recently started riding home from work through...

i recently started riding home from work through downtown reno and i will certainly agree it can be tough, the cobbles, pedestrians, motor bikes, drunks, cars, potholes...it just goes on and on. good...
08-07-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,490
Posted By OldTryGuy

Eyeglass mirror notifies much earlier than ears...

Eyeglass mirror notifies much earlier than ears -- FACT!!! In 5 hours I will be out shortly after midnight for A COMBINATION NEW MOON/DAUGHTER'S BIRTHDAY RIDE. My tunes will be playing, lights...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,374
Posted By shelbyfv

Sup Larry! You need to track this chick down....

Sup Larry! You need to track this chick down. Pulling that stunt, she was obviously hoping for some attention. Probably has a bent derailleur hanger after the wreck. Watch some YouTubes so you can...
08-05-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By zandoval

I don't have any experience with carbon repair;...

I don't have any experience with carbon repair; however, I agree with you that an accurately fit metal backing plate would certainly help reinforce the area.

And for me 600 bucks is really allot...
08-05-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ this. The widest, highest volume tire that you...

^ this. The widest, highest volume tire that you can fit within the fork and rear stays, run at the lowest pressure that works for your weight and the terrain. That's your answer right there.
08-05-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By alcjphil

The bike comes with inexpensive wire bead tires....

The bike comes with inexpensive wire bead tires. If comfort is the goal, a slightly wider higher quality tire will be a far better, solution. Also, look into tire pressure, you may be riding at the...
Replies: 34
Views: 5,942
Posted By GhostRider62

Friction facts has a pretty decent testing...

Friction facts has a pretty decent testing protocol.

Immersion waxed chains do not lose the wax from an hour in the rain. That is not true. I have done my share of riding in the rain.
...
08-04-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,820
Posted By PGHNeil

I just had my first experience with a dropper and...

I just had my first experience with a dropper and wished I’d had one years ago. I think it would have saved me from some broken bones from going OTB a couple of years ago.
08-02-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,960
Posted By urbanknight

He was waving at you and will soon make a thread...

He was waving at you and will soon make a thread here about what a jerk you were for not waving back.
08-02-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,960
Posted By cyccommute

There’s a reason for that which doesn’t apply to...

There’s a reason for that which doesn’t apply to bicycles. Frankly, signaling right turns with the left arm on a bicycle is awkward and puts the rider in a bad body position for a smooth right turn....
08-01-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,960
Posted By genejockey

Isn't that 'roughing the passer'?

Isn't that 'roughing the passer'?
08-01-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By Badger6

:lol: In theory, I have 6 of them!

:lol: In theory, I have 6 of them!
07-31-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,532
Posted By 79pmooney

My first thought. +1 This is a...

My first thought.


+1

This is a bigger issue on the smaller chainrings because of the basic lever principle. You push on a lever the length of the crankarm. You are pulling the chain with a...
07-31-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,532
Posted By shelbyfv

Classic symptoms. Your cassette is worn and will...

Classic symptoms. Your cassette is worn and will not work well with your new chain. This is how you know you need a new cassette. You cannot tell by looking.
07-31-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,093
Posted By terrymorse

I broke my hip, also. But I was determined not to...

I broke my hip, also. But I was determined not to let it relegate me to "non-cyclist" status.

After surgery, doctor said no walking or biking for 12 weeks.

I was on the trainer at 5 weeks, on...
07-30-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,093
Posted By Wildwood

if you pack it in, be prepared to pack it...

if you pack it in,
be prepared
to pack it out.

courtesy of
Wilderness Rangers worldwide.



I have stopped several 'hobbies' with my advancing years. Part of the decision each time was...
07-30-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,220
Posted By zandoval

WOW... How nice... No excuses now your gonna get...

WOW... How nice... No excuses now your gonna get out there and ride... YaHooooo.

I don't ride in snow or ice but when its all muddy I like to take ArmorAll foam tire dressing and spray the entire...
07-29-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,287
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​I think it can do that. For other people. ...

​​​​​​I think it can do that. For other people. 🙂
07-29-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,287
Posted By unterhausen

I never thought that having a mirror would be...

I never thought that having a mirror would be something I wanted, then I tried it and it made me feel more confident that people were passing me safely. Not sure if the varia really fulfills this...
07-29-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,933
Posted By SurferRosa

Maybe take an online class in something (like...

Maybe take an online class in something (like English) to cure your boredom.
07-29-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,495
Posted By randyjawa

Let's assume that the cages and balls are...

Let's assume that the cages and balls are installed properly. Let's assume that everything is adjusted properly. Let's assume that the non-drive side lock nut is locking the non-drive side cup...
07-28-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,709
Posted By El Heron

Fabricated an adapter to run compact chainrings on vintage 130BCD/135BCD cranksets

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to share a solution that I came up with to run 110BCD 50T/34T chainrings on vintage five-arm cranksets. I fabricated an outer chainring that allows the 110BCD chainrings...
07-28-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,933
Posted By cxwrench

Speaking of grammar...

Speaking of grammar...
07-27-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By robertj298

Problem solved. Of all the stupid things it was...

Problem solved. Of all the stupid things it was something simple. The rear wheel wasn't
locked in tight so when pressure was put on either pedal the wheel would move slightly
rubbing against either...
07-27-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By robertj298

They were cup and cone. The grease was dirty so I...

They were cup and cone. The grease was dirty so I thought I might as well
clean and regrease them.. The inside of the bottom bracket ,the axle and all
the bearings looked like new when cleaned up....
07-27-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By robertj298

Used the wrong end of tool duh and had trouble...

Used the wrong end of tool duh and had trouble threading it in
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,311
Posted By Kimmo

Nothing odd about that, it's totally normal. The...

Nothing odd about that, it's totally normal. The cogs wear to fit the worn chain, seems okay but efficiency suffers. Slap a fresh chain on, worn cogs say nope.

Same if you put a fresh chainring on...
07-25-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,856
Posted By maddmaxx

75 years old. I have no riding partners left. ...

75 years old. I have no riding partners left. I'm nowhere the rider that I used to be. These days it's all gravel road and trail riding. I still carry a cell phone so when I finally keel over...
07-25-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,833
Posted By pbass

61, and I ride 1x11 and singlespeed gravel rigs...

61, and I ride 1x11 and singlespeed gravel rigs with knobby, beefy rubber. I get passed by roadies all the time--of all ages! I just blame it on the bike:)
07-25-21, 12:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,856
Posted By terrymorse

Just shy of 63 here, road rider, fighting madly...

Just shy of 63 here, road rider, fighting madly to maintain my form.

My problem is that buddies I started riding with 20 years ago are slowing down, but I'm not (very much).

Lately, I've been...
07-24-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,833
Posted By Tomm Willians

Did the tongue-in-cheek humor of this post go...

Did the tongue-in-cheek humor of this post go over your head ?
07-24-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,327
Posted By GlennR

Best up hill... get a e-bike.

Best up hill... get a e-bike.
07-21-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Riveting

:popcorn

:popcorn
07-21-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By Barry2

I come from the Shallow end of the gene pool !

I come from the Shallow end of the gene pool !
07-21-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,594
Posted By dscheidt

Same way you repair a 5" long one? ...

Same way you repair a 5" long one? https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/vxhe8ea_22bfb913fbb4756b58eb1bf93211138a1acca4d6.jpg...
07-21-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By Barry2

Mix-n-match compatibility of Di2 offerings is a...

Mix-n-match compatibility of Di2 offerings is a bit of a mystery to me.
I'd have to go with RD-RX805 to have a clutch and I don't think that combo'ed with an FD-R8050 is D-Fly compatible.

A...
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