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Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By Maelochs

The Technium is actually a good vintage bike but...

The Technium is actually a good vintage bike but because it is so old you might be really compromised in temrs of replacement parts and parts options---I think it might have a narrow rear dropout...
12-08-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 255
Posted By caloso

Start with tires. (Or tyres if that's all you...

Start with tires. (Or tyres if that's all you can get) You might be surprised what a difference they make.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 459
Posted By Koyote

"Worth" is subjective...hence we cannot answer...

"Worth" is subjective...hence we cannot answer that question for you.
12-07-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By MinnMan

GCN+ might have coverage of some of the cx races?...

GCN+ might have coverage of some of the cx races?

Anyway, going back to the main point - Cyclocross is a GREAT spectator sport and those who are only looking for the road events are missing out.
...
12-07-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,369
Posted By Reflector Guy

Tailor your route so that it is downhill in both...

Tailor your route so that it is downhill in both directions. Coast as much as possible. A chain that isn't being pedaled is a chain that isn't getting worn.
12-07-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,534
Posted By DiabloScott

For me, knowing my riding buddy is going to be...

For me, knowing my riding buddy is going to be there also is the kind of commitment I need to get started and be on time. So I recommend everyone find a ride buddy.
12-07-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,369
Posted By 10 Wheels

Chains and Tires wear out. Have fun riding.

Chains and Tires wear out. Have fun riding.
12-07-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 354
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Any part that is generally considered easily...

Any part that is generally considered easily replaceable or a 'wear item' - tires, tubes, bearings, brake pads, spokes... is usually not covered by warranty unless it is a very early or unusual...
12-07-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 354
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The usual phrase in warranties is "defect of...

The usual phrase in warranties is "defect of materials and/or workmanship". So any issues that come from exposure or wear are not covered. Poorly engineered parts can be a gray area. The company can...
12-06-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Rolla

It would help to know whether you're looking for...

It would help to know whether you're looking for a fit that feels similar your current bike, or something different. As has been pointed out, your four choices are all lower than your current bike,...
12-06-21, 02:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 405
Posted By Lazyass

One million dollars.

One million dollars.
12-05-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 405
Posted By Koyote

If you’ve already bought it, what’s the point of...

If you’ve already bought it, what’s the point of asking about its market value?
12-05-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 405
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Best I can do is $3.50

Best I can do is $3.50
12-05-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 908
Posted By DaveSSS

Time marches on. 10 speed lacks availability,...

Time marches on. 10 speed lacks availability, except for low level drivetains. I started using 11 speed in 2008 and 12 speed in 2019.
12-05-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 908
Posted By shelbyfv

I wouldn't go to any trouble to keep all bikes...

I wouldn't go to any trouble to keep all bikes the same speed. It's not difficult to keep a couple of spare chains around. A disadvantage to 10 speed is that if you need shifters you will be...
12-04-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 349
Posted By JohnDThompson

That's why you avoid those gear combinations....

That's why you avoid those gear combinations. Chain rub on the front derailleur is a function of chainstay length and the number of chainrings and rear sprockets on your bike: short chainstays and...
12-03-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 4,398
Posted By livedarklions

You know better than that if you're riding on...

You know better than that if you're riding on roads, we're subject to lots of laws.
In most states, a bicyclist is a vehicle operator who has all applicable legal rights and duties on a road. That...
12-02-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,387
Posted By surak

Partly agree. No way that QuickStep won't try to...

Partly agree. No way that QuickStep won't try to get Cav one more TdF stage win when the record's right there for the taking and they still will have the best leadout train in cycling. Don't think...
12-02-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 635
Posted By Sy Reene

I dunno.. my dining room chairs are wood and I...

I dunno.. my dining room chairs are wood and I often use one for home office duty -- and my pants aren't even chamoi'd.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,035
Posted By msu2001la

I'd swap it out just to be safe. It's a...

I'd swap it out just to be safe.
It's a slippery slope on the Fred scale.. if you start accepting a longer-than-necessary rear derailleur cage, what's next? Valve stem caps? MTB pedals? A couple of...
12-01-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Bikes as we know them really don't like pressure...

Bikes as we know them really don't like pressure sprays. The meager seals our components have don't do a good job with pressure washers or car washes. I think you'll find that a commercial washer has...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By veganbikes

When people ask for the best and then people...

When people ask for the best and then people always have to mention price it kind of defeats things. Either it is the best or it is cheap usually the two don't cross. Sometimes you can find good and...
11-30-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,007
Posted By 70sSanO

While there is nothing wrong to post pics here. ...

While there is nothing wrong to post pics here. The Classic & Vintage subforum might be a better place. Lots of folks over there can give you all sorts of help.

John
11-29-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I find it hard to believe that Strava would not...

I find it hard to believe that Strava would not allow the 700x38 tire size to be entered. Most every basic cycling computer since the 1980s have the ability to enter the tire's rolling circumference....
11-29-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 943
Posted By CAT7RDR

So you went from Trek to Specialized?

So you went from Trek to Specialized?
11-23-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By davidad

With a new chain and used cassette if the chain...

With a new chain and used cassette if the chain doesn't skip under load you are good to go.
11-23-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,686
Posted By work4bike

Threads like this reminds me just how good I have...

Threads like this reminds me just how good I have it out on the roads:)
11-23-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 851
Posted By alcjphil

What sort of bike? What saddle did it come with?...

What sort of bike? What saddle did it come with? Sometimes extra padding is not only not needed but also less comfortable. Saddle height and angle adjustment can be just as important as the actual...
11-23-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,686
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, I used to get into arguments about whether...

Yeah, I used to get into arguments about whether voice or bell is better, but then realized that really depends on your voice and where you ride. My main gripe with bells is I see too many confused...
11-22-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,686
Posted By livedarklions

Obviously, we all basically operate from a...

Obviously, we all basically operate from a position of n=1, so I'm not claiming you're wrong and I'm right, only that we have different approaches and let's take it as a statement of good faith that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,263
Posted By Cramic

Thanks for replies all! Particularly nutrition. I...

Thanks for replies all! Particularly nutrition. I think most regards that and hydration were close to being spot on for me.

So I guess I got my cycling vernacular wrong (work in progress); this...
11-21-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By tempocyclist

I make my own ride bars whenever I can. They're a...

I make my own ride bars whenever I can. They're a very basic, no-bake oat based bar, then you can spruce them up with extra nuts or fruits or whatnot.

Essentially this recipe:...
11-21-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,154
Posted By Trsnrtr

I have a route that uses an interstate the...

I have a route that uses an interstate the constant pick up of frontage road for a few wheels and also a bike path that parallels a highway. In both cases, the constant notices of traffic can be...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,743
Posted By PeteHski

Think it was a joke mate.....

Think it was a joke mate.....
11-18-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,902
Posted By livedarklions

I was told there would be free food. ...

I was told there would be free food.

Seriously, I think I've explained what I'm doing here several times now--I think people should stretch if it helps them, but I really dislike the "you'll get...
11-17-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 633
Posted By alcjphil

OP: Read this post carefully. Then read it again....

OP: Read this post carefully. Then read it again. Inner tubes rarely puncture without a cause. If you fail to determine what caused a flat you will have another in short order. I also ride in...
11-17-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 633
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The OP might try to figure out how/why the non...

The OP might try to figure out how/why the non sealant tubes went flat before doing anything more. Are the flats from a puncture (glass/thorns), an impact during riding (snake bite), pinching during...
11-17-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,428
Posted By MinnMan

You'll be glad you did.

You'll be glad you did.
11-16-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,704
Posted By big john

Some people on the forum swear by used bikes and...

Some people on the forum swear by used bikes and only buy used bikes. I am not one of them, even though I bought a used road bike last time. I test rode it and it felt awful but I knew I could make...
11-16-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 958
Posted By Phil_gretz

That water isn't flying, it is migrating along...

That water isn't flying, it is migrating along the plastic surface. Beads of water collect and form at the underside edges of the fender. Airflow between the moving tire and the underside of the...
11-16-21, 02:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By bluehills3149

WhatsApp also has a share location feature so...

WhatsApp also has a share location feature so others can see you on a map. Hit the paper-clip option in a chat and select "location".
11-15-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,428
Posted By vespasianus

When you get chickenpox, you don't actually...

When you get chickenpox, you don't actually "clear" the virus but your immune system drives it to hide in your dorsal root ganglion. It basically is trapped there by your immune system until one day...
11-15-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,428
Posted By 79pmooney

If you haven't gotten the vaccine yet, read my...

If you haven't gotten the vaccine yet, read my story below:

I was in the company bathroom getting into riding gear for the commute home. Glanced in the mirror and saw an odd line of small red...
11-14-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 962
Posted By cyrano138

I also made my own installation tool. If I ever...

I also made my own installation tool. If I ever get to work on some ultra high-end fancy bike maybe I'll get something nicer with this seems to do the trick for now....
11-13-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,704
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome to Bike Forums. for riding flat...

Welcome to Bike Forums.

for riding flat terrain, a lighter bike won’t make you faster. But a new bike always inspires, even if only for a while.

as to which new bike? Best to visit a good bike...
11-12-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 884
Posted By Retro Grouch

I had some bikes that I had a sentimental...

I had some bikes that I had a sentimental attachment to. I couldn't stand the thought of haggling with some yahoo over the value of a piece of my life. Ultimately I donated mine to a group who...
11-12-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 411
Posted By Dave Mayer

I spent much of the 80's punishing my bike and...

I spent much of the 80's punishing my bike and body riding over roots and rocks. In those days, all 'mountain bikes' had 1" threaded headsets. I faced the constant problem with headset loosening,...
11-09-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By Maelochs

Okay ... I am a professional troll, hired by...

Okay ... I am a professional troll, hired by Bike Forums to give grief to new members ... but today is my day off ...

You crashed because you overestimated how much pressure you could put on...
11-09-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By ofajen

I would just add that for my purposes, crank...

I would just add that for my purposes, crank length itself is a critical dimension. I ride 170mm cranks and would not use longer cranks.

When it comes to just the frame and not actual fit for...
11-09-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Don't worry, I read it's just another number to...

Don't worry, I read it's just another number to argue about. I favor 7.
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