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05-10-22, 11:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Paging cxwrench ...

Paging cxwrench ...
04-18-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,150
Posted By SurferRosa

For the spiteful anti-weight weenie.

For the spiteful anti-weight weenie.
03-25-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,999
Posted By Pennman

Thanks. This thread is now offering some great...

Thanks. This thread is now offering some great ideas and experiences. Some of them from members with thousands of posts - amazing. For them to take the time to help so many and share their...
03-25-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,509
Posted By gpburdell

They have meds for that now... :P

They have meds for that now... :P
03-25-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,509
Posted By indyfabz

NSFW ...

NSFW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HB7zqP9QNo
03-23-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,245
Posted By arimnestos

This is super helpful advice, thank you very much!

This is super helpful advice, thank you very much!
03-22-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,245
Posted By katsup

Look for old rigid (no suspension) mountain bikes...

Look for old rigid (no suspension) mountain bikes from the 90s. Try to find ones with "Deore" in the name on the components (Deore, Deore LX, Deore XT, etc...). With those parts you'll likely find a...
03-08-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,334
Posted By rekmeyata

I understand, and agree! I had a crash on my...

I understand, and agree! I had a crash on my back and had the same thing happen, got up, checked myself, and nothing except bleeding knees. I fell out of the bathtub and bent my lower back over the...
03-05-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 693
Posted By Kedosto

You know you’re in deep when you have a pair of...

You know you’re in deep when you have a pair of shoes for each bike. Adding something new into the mix that fits and functions well is one of life’s simple pleasures.
03-02-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 6,428
Posted By WhyFi

To me, mint chocolate chip is like hanging out...

To me, mint chocolate chip is like hanging out with a small-doses friend - it's great fun once in a blue moon, but it gets old quick.
03-01-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 6,428
Posted By nomadmax

This is Alpe d'Huez (during the 2011 Tour)...

This is Alpe d'Huez (during the 2011 Tour) wearing a jersey that was gifted to me on the spot, by a friend who's since passed on. I have occasionally encountered people who think I should abide by...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By zandoval

Many or us would ride Commando if we could ride...

Many or us would ride Commando if we could ride Commando... Ha
02-28-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 6,428
Posted By jamesdak

The day I worry about what someone thinks about...

The day I worry about what someone thinks about what I wear, LOL!

A little sample, don't really care if this offends or not. I like getting stuff that matches up to the bike and don't spend any...
02-28-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 816,217
Posted By Overdraft

Rdmonster69 the nekkid is an 18 Honda CB1000r…...

Rdmonster69 the nekkid is an 18 Honda CB1000r… Like you and your Ducs I have a brand loyalty problem!
02-28-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 816,217
Posted By Overdraft

Nice Rdmonster69 ! Now why didn't I think of...

Nice Rdmonster69 ! Now why didn't I think of this!

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,153
Posted By Overdraft

OP here! I tried spinning it and extracting it...

OP here! I tried spinning it and extracting it without effect but since it's a plastic part I thought I'd ask before I 'used a bigger hammer'. After inquiry it turns out mine is a push/pull...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By zandoval

Don't be afraid, your bike fitter is not ridding...

Don't be afraid, your bike fitter is not ridding your bike. You can always put it back where it was at. Often I have exaggerated and made extreme adjustments to find out where I am at in bicycle fit,...
02-28-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,544
Posted By Trakhak

TPL's is a preserved-in-amber echo of what many...

TPL's is a preserved-in-amber echo of what many of us felt who worked in bike shops in the 1980s. His remarks reminded me of the time that Kozo Shimano, then an undergrad at Johns Hopkins University,...
02-28-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,544
Posted By FBOATSB

+1 All I remember about air shifters is that is...

+1 All I remember about air shifters is that is (or was) the slick trick for motorcycle street hot rodders because legit drag racers use (or used) them.
Now having said that, tired old Shimano...
02-27-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,086
Posted By chaadster

New Repair Stand day! Park PCS 10.3

In a major improvement to my CLQ (cycling life quality), I finally upgraded my old repair stand to a new Park PCS 10.3 with the add-on tool tray and handlebar holder.

Wow…this is huge for me,...
02-26-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 530
Posted By Ironfish653

Unless you leave your bike underwater for longer...

Unless you leave your bike underwater for longer than this thing; you’re worrying far too much about something that has little likelihood of happening the way you imagine it will.
SS and Ti is...
02-20-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,545
Posted By veganbikes

Fair dinkum. Though I wouldn't call it a problem....

Fair dinkum. Though I wouldn't call it a problem. It is just being a collector and connoisseur.

XT is great but if you gotta wait that can suck. It is all waiting these days though so I guess that...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 128,292
Posted By cb400bill

Do gravel road bikes count? ...

Do gravel road bikes count?

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02-09-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,545
Posted By nodnerb

I would go with the large. I was just in the same...

I would go with the large. I was just in the same situation, granted on a hardtail, but personally I find being at the top end of the large height range I bought way better than at the bottom end of...
02-08-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,545
Posted By veganbikes

Figure out if you want to be more nimble and...

Figure out if you want to be more nimble and agile or maybe more firm and planted. This sort of stuff is the reason Specialized went away from the traditional sizing and is going more by ride...
02-08-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,137
Posted By veganbikes

Plastic is fantastic:p

Plastic is fantastic:p
02-08-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,137
Posted By _ForceD_

Comments about frame material through history… ...

Comments about frame material through history…
1830s - “My good sir…I can’t believe you’re still riding one of those wooden velocipedes. Steel is real!”
1930s - “I do say…I can’t believe you’re not...
02-08-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,137
Posted By livedarklions

How about cue the "show me a proof of concept...

How about cue the "show me a proof of concept bike" at least before comparing it to other materials.

May be be a bit too early to extol the virtues of the "2 Dimensional Version of a Polymer"...
02-01-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,322
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Because of the individual response to aging and...

Because of the individual response to aging and thus one's efficiency w/r to myofibrillar protein synthesis, the only way to figure it out is by experiment. I've settled on .6g of whey protein...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,333
Posted By Ryan_M

I don't have all the parts in hand yet but it...

I don't have all the parts in hand yet but it wasn't too too bad. There was a little scare with the groupset. I ordered it off Ali. Shimano for whatever reason doesn't want anything sent to Canada...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By KiwiDallas

March 1995: I got off a bike at about 45 mph and...

March 1995: I got off a bike at about 45 mph and made a one-point landing on my left kneecap. Broke it in two and completely severed the patellar tendon. Most of my kneecap rode up into the middle of...
01-29-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 779
Posted By ColonelSanders

What an awesome project, thank you for sharing it...

What an awesome project, thank you for sharing it with us.

Please provide an update on what it is like to ride, after you have taken it for a few rides.
01-28-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 779
Posted By Kedosto

Good Lord that thing is hideous! As a public...

Good Lord that thing is hideous! As a public service I’ll PM you my address so it can be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. :innocent: The fact that it appears to be my size is...
01-26-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,363
Posted By livedarklions

I definitely meant the visual esthetics was what...

I definitely meant the visual esthetics was what interested me.

The reason I ended up not starting the thread is when I started writing why I preferred the esthetics of steel, I couldn't think of...
01-25-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,363
Posted By livedarklions

My sodium frame was great until the day I rode it...

My sodium frame was great until the day I rode it in the rain.
01-24-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,364
Posted By rsbob

Enjoying a Good Read

Another poster recommended The Midlife Cyclist. Am finding it informative, interesting and an easy read. It’s answering questions about workouts and the heart and heart conditions and nutrition. ...
01-23-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,150
Posted By morecommas

Sweet. Litespeed frames and Chris King parts are...

Sweet. Litespeed frames and Chris King parts are a match made in heaven.
01-20-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,221
Posted By Inusuit

I ride what I like and ignore that other people...

I ride what I like and ignore that other people think about my bikes or theirs.
01-16-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,749
Posted By bruce19

Riding motorcycles since 1975 and road bicycles...

Riding motorcycles since 1975 and road bicycles since 1981. A lot of my moto friends are also cyclists. Whether one has an affinity/understanding of the other is just a matter of the person involved....
01-16-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,150
Posted By Bruizer

Beautiful bike and it looks like you’re doing a...

Beautiful bike and it looks like you’re doing a tremendous build. When I got my Litespeed classic new in 2004 a friend who is a welder stopped by to see my new bike, he took one look at the welds and...
12-30-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,098
Posted By GlennR

Yes it is. ...

Yes it is.
https://www.glenn-ring.com/pemp/Beetle-2019.jpg

https://www.glenn-ring.com/pemp/2180_8.jpg
12-11-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Carbon steerers don't like the gauging aspect of...

Carbon steerers don't like the gauging aspect of star nuts. Also carbon tubes are not the best at holding up to compressive forces so some sort in the top of the steerer reinforcement and preload...
12-11-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By HillRider

Chris King recommends a preload of about 4 to 10...

Chris King recommends a preload of about 4 to 10 inch-pounds on their headset top bolts. This assures no play but no binding either.

The steerer top should be about 3mm below the top of the stem...
12-11-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By cyccommute

Assuming a 68mm bottom shell width and a 73mm...

Assuming a 68mm bottom shell width and a 73mm bottom bracket , you should probably start with two 2.5mm spacers on the right and one on the left. If the bottom bracket is a road bottom bracket that...
12-07-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,419
Posted By livedarklions

What are you riding now? Is it possible it...

What are you riding now?

Is it possible it just sucks for Zwift? I've fallen out of love with bikes, but not so completely after putting in that many miles on it. I'm curious how you go from...
12-01-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,698
Posted By DMC707

I just re-did my Litespeed Classic - mines a...

I just re-did my Litespeed Classic - mines a little newer ('02 or '03) but not by much . I Used 10 speed Record carbon. You werent kidding about very good condition Dura Ace 7700 and Record...
11-30-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,091
Posted By Kapusta

Nope. It ain’t all bad at all. ...

Nope. It ain’t all bad at all.
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...
11-30-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,698
Posted By martianone

I had been lusting about a no expense spared road...

I had been lusting about a no expense spared road bike, probably for 30 years.
Each time a new leading edge component set came out, I would update my build.
10 years ago, I did it - built a custom...
11-13-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 869
Posted By masi61

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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As promised, here is my Veritas titanium bike. I...
11-12-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 869
Posted By canklecat

Almost indefinitely but even the King headsets...

Almost indefinitely but even the King headsets can be vulnerable to decades of neglect.

My 1993 Trek 5900 OCLV came with lots of nifty titanium components, including a titanium Chris King 1"...
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