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12-06-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 646
Posted By msu2001la

Paris Roubaix is a unique animal. It's 160 miles...

Paris Roubaix is a unique animal. It's 160 miles long. 34 of it is cobblestones. The other 126 is a hammer fest on pavement, including the last 20 miles which get raced at full-gas 40+mph. The winner...
12-05-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,070
Posted By GhostRider62

This article explains why rock hard tires usually...

This article explains why rock hard tires usually are not faster. The takeaway is rolling resistance decreases as tire pressure increases until a limit is reached where rolling resistance increases...
12-02-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 663
Posted By downtube42

Because it's there

Because it's there
12-02-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/e7da9dab6b8dc08bed6fd5ab508156e2_a7f5cd45f99fd0fcd855c6e4fe333182de6d79d2.jpg
11-27-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 610
Posted By sweeks

Hold on... working on an explanation. :D

Hold on... working on an explanation. :D
11-27-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 610
Posted By Leisesturm

No, those are just a different (cheaper) kind of...

No, those are just a different (cheaper) kind of v-brake pad that has no ability to 'angle' the pads to (try to) eliminate squeal. Ever since the ball and socket type of long arm pad came into...
11-26-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By 70sSanO

They used that bike to escape the German invasion...

They used that bike to escape the German invasion from their home country in the 30’s.

Unfortunately none of them could sing, so no movie and they died in obscurity.

John
11-24-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 956
Posted By Kapusta

Any triple will get him the range he needs in the...

Any triple will get him the range he needs in the front. And any number of long cage RDs will give him the capacity to do so. No need for anything exotic or expensive to do this.

You are way...
11-21-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Aleksey

I started from increasing the back sprocket.

I started from increasing the back sprocket.
Forum: Foo
11-19-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,361
Posted By RubeRad

This is another favorite, ...

This is another favorite,

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This beer is...
11-18-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,181
Posted By cyccommute

I follow their directions and flood it on until...

I follow their directions and flood it on until it drips off the bottom of the chain. The lubricant has a low viscosity due to a lot of solvent being present. That’s kind of the point as well. The...
11-15-21, 08:04 PM
Forum: Foo
11-15-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By ahsposo

1 beer and you're posting double.

1 beer and you're posting double.
11-14-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By Warbird21

I moved the tire, hit it with my compressor and...

I moved the tire, hit it with my compressor and bingo,seated evenly. Whew, guess I'll return the new tire I ordered. Thanks!
11-13-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,637
Posted By PeteHski

One of the most annoying features of threads like...

One of the most annoying features of threads like this is the premise that things are only changing because of marketing. As if we had reached some kind of engineering perfection 20 or 30 years ago....
11-07-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,104
Posted By Darth Lefty

tyrion Schwalbe made those, called Procore. But...

tyrion Schwalbe made those, called Procore. But I think they are discontinued.

I did not buy inserts for the gravel bike at its first rear tire change but likely will for the MTB on its next. New...
11-05-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,418
Posted By cyccommute

:rolleyes: That rotten chestnut, again? ...

:rolleyes: That rotten chestnut, again?



Ask yourself, what kind of bars do downhill mountain bike riders use? There have been some who use drop bars but, overwhelmingly, they (as well as most...
Forum: Touring
11-04-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,859
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When you specifically replied to one of my posts...

When you specifically replied to one of my posts saying: Using an Eink screen to review photographs wouldn't work well at all. .. just letting you know that I was not using a phone for that purpose.
Forum: Foo
11-02-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,563
Posted By J.Higgins

Maybe its still pissing him off after 4 years?...

Maybe its still pissing him off after 4 years? :backpedal:
Forum: Foo
11-01-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,563
Posted By ahsposo

I'm glad he did otherwise I would have missed...

I'm glad he did otherwise I would have missed J.C.s tip about using a copperhead skin and pronghorn antler as a tourniquet until help arrives.

Vital info.
10-30-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,597
Posted By Phatman

Lol. They’re not on the wrong sides. I know this...

Lol. They’re not on the wrong sides. I know this is Bikeforums.net, but putting the levers on the wrong side is pretty hard to do when your bike is 1x.
10-27-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,887
Posted By caloso

They owned it, apologized, and changed the sign....

They owned it, apologized, and changed the sign. Move along.
10-27-21, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By AMoney

Thanks for the info. I bought this wheelset which...

Thanks for the info. I bought this wheelset which is tubeless ready, rim brake compatible, and suitable for cyclocross:...
10-19-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,655
Posted By Paul Barnard

Let's revisit this thread in 5 years. I think...

Let's revisit this thread in 5 years. I think they will come to their senses.
Forum: Foo
10-13-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 526
Posted By Kat12

Nah, do it with physics... make everybody on the...

Nah, do it with physics... make everybody on the ground look old, then when they all come out, look at them wide-eyed and say, "how fast did you go????"
10-12-21, 03:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By Fentuz

yes, only thing I could add is use your "core"...

yes, only thing I could add is use your "core" and legs to control the skid/drift. You might want to find a flat smooth gravel path to train; go fast and drop the rear brake to manufacture a skid and...
10-05-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,780
Posted By kingston

Chicago is a dangerous place to ride a bike. 5.8...

Chicago is a dangerous place to ride a bike. 5.8 average fatalities per year. I think we had 7 last year. Unfortunately, painting an outline of bike on the side of the street doesn't magically turn...
10-03-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By Iride01

If you don't push the tire bead entirely off the...

If you don't push the tire bead entirely off the bead seat all around the rim before using the lever then it will be impossible with even a tire made for tubes.

Though in times that are fast...
Forum: Foo
09-21-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By DiabloScott

Interesting. It looks like it's getting a boost...

Interesting. It looks like it's getting a boost right before it launches, so I'd suspect some kind of coil in there with an electrical source somewhere else.

Either that or it's completely fake,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,838
Posted By tomato coupe

My sources tell me Ineos is negotiating a...

My sources tell me Ineos is negotiating a sponsorship deal with Rivendell for next season.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,838
Posted By kingston

Neither of those things are true. Show me your...

Neither of those things are true. Show me your lightest disk brake bike, and I can make a lighter one for the same money with rim brakes. The second one it's such a ridiculous claim it doesn't even...
09-18-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 712
Posted By Bent4life

adhesive remover

Hardware stores sell a product called Goof Off. It claims it can be used on automotive paint surfaces. I've used it in the past. Works great
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,552
Posted By chaadster

That has been my contention from the get-go, yes....

That has been my contention from the get-go, yes. I straight up said they’re lying, and you can know their lying because they say Spesh first “terminated their relationship with Mike’s,” and then...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,552
Posted By njkayaker

??? Mike's is owned by a competing brand.

???

Mike's is owned by a competing brand.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,552
Posted By Mojo31

That is SOP. "Mike's Bikes, Inc." signs a...

That is SOP. "Mike's Bikes, Inc." signs a contract to sell its assets (including intangibles such as name, goodwill, and IP) to "PON or its assigns." PON then forms a subsidiary, "Newco, Inc.", to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,552
Posted By Mojo31

It's a fair assumption that all of the dealer...

It's a fair assumption that all of the dealer agreements are the same. Large companies tend to use standardized contract forms as it enables them to standardize and manage risk. I would be very...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,552
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Specialized dealer agreements are virtually...

Specialized dealer agreements are virtually identical within a market and there is no mystery here. Plus what Mikes did was presell their allotment not custom order 400 bikes on top of their standard...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,552
Posted By chaadster

No, again that’s inaccurate. Spesh didn’t cancel...

No, again that’s inaccurate. Spesh didn’t cancel the relationship, Mike’s did with the sale to Pon.

And no, Spesh isn’t being “grumpy pants” by not “fulfilling the rest of the existing contract”;...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,552
Posted By Mojo31

That's not how it works. A customer's deposit...

That's not how it works. A customer's deposit becomes pre-paid income to the retail store. The money doesn't go to the supplier/manufacturer. Once the product is delivered to the retailer, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,552
Posted By Steve B.

Specialized had a contract with Mikes Bikes. ...

Specialized had a contract with Mikes Bikes. Mikes Bikes is essentially no longer. They don't have a contract with XX company, so how is this unexpected ?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By WhyFi

Get better sealant. In no way, shape or form...

Get better sealant.

In no way, shape or form should you have to do anything to address a 1mm puncture. Hell, you shouldn't even notice a 1mm puncture.
09-02-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By mstateglfr

Ill go with 23mm inner for 'ideal'. And then Ill...

Ill go with 23mm inner for 'ideal'. And then Ill add that anything from 17mm-26mm is common and totally fine in absolutely every single way. Ill go further and mention how 2.1" mtb tires were run...
09-01-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By Unca_Sam

I looked at this when looking at the wear on my...

I looked at this when looking at the wear on my big chainring and seeking a replacement, and IIRC, its tooth count, and finish. 44 tooth is more common for the 59X series, but I wanted 48, and black....
08-30-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 7,459
Posted By Wes in Missouri

It depends on what you’re doing

Just a quick observation from my experience. We have a hill that is a descenders dream. I reached 63 MPH on my 88 Cannondale and it was rock solid. The only thing that slowed me down was that I ran...
08-30-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 7,459
Posted By peterraymond

Yes I skipped 90% of this. But I do see it may...

Yes I skipped 90% of this. But I do see it may be past time for serious answers and maybe this has been answered as well.

If a whole system is elastic springs, then physics says (claims?) energy...
08-26-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,000
Posted By DarKris

I actually recommend the Panaracer Gravelking SK...

I actually recommend the Panaracer Gravelking SK 50 if you wanted a second opinion.
08-26-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,719
Posted By Metieval

At 15 mph they are the same. At 20 plus less so...

At 15 mph they are the same.
At 20 plus less so
At 26 mph not the same.

Your mph may differ slightly.
08-25-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 7,459
Posted By tomato coupe

Yep, that's the whole issue. The energy that...

Yep, that's the whole issue. The energy that goes into flexing the frame has to be returned at the right time and in a way that generates forward motion. Unfortunately, the mechanism by which that...
08-25-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 7,459
Posted By Clyde1820

The implication being that when a frame flexes...

The implication being that when a frame flexes such that a rider's full energy is split between forward motion and downward flex, that upon un-flexing the frame returns that energy directly into...
08-23-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 7,459
Posted By Eric F

Once a certain level of stiffness has been...

Once a certain level of stiffness has been achieved, additional stiffness will not change the performance.

I believe the OP is also saying this about bicycles.
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