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06-18-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,811
Posted By AlmostTrick

The sad thing is that for some it's all about...

The sad thing is that for some it's all about identifying a villain/enemy and sticking it to them. Actual results and effects matter little to none.

How much have farmers lost due to our leaders...
06-18-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,811
Posted By mstateglfr

So the tariff adds $100 on average to Giant brand...

So the tariff adds $100 on average to Giant brand bikes made in China and sold in the US. This means US consumers would pay an extra $100 for the exact same bike, if the costs were passed thru. Or...
06-18-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,811
Posted By Koyote

MEversbergII -- You are incorrect on all points. ...

MEversbergII -- You are incorrect on all points.

Tariffs raise prices. The fact that Giant is moving some production out of China and into Taiwan does not change that; it only means that now,...
06-17-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By Canker

$$$$$ or Cheap? Cheap way. Get a generic...

$$$$$ or Cheap?
Cheap way. Get a generic roadlink off ebay for $3 and a Sunrace 11-40 8 8 speed cassette for $35 and yes they do make those. If your RD can't handle the 11-40 with the roadlink pick...
06-14-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By fietsbob

Ask @ the TRP brakes website?...

Ask @ the TRP brakes website? https://trpcycling.com/contact/

generally the expansion tank has a sealing bladder .. unlike the one on the car firewall ...
06-12-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By coupster

IIRC, that disc/screw is for adjusting the...

IIRC, that disc/screw is for adjusting the rotational tightness of the shifting lever. If its too loose, the cable tension can pull the lever back. Too tight and shifting becomes a chore. Ideally...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By datlas

Probably normal. Keep riding.

Probably normal. Keep riding.
Forum: Foo
06-06-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,684
Posted By dynodonn

Mine is just the name of the wireless router I...

Mine is just the name of the wireless router I use, but I did like one of my family member's use of "FBI Van". :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By caloso

First of all, congratulations on your progress so...

First of all, congratulations on your progress so far. Well done!

As to the wheels, it’s a legitimate concern. The posted limits are conservative, but you’ll be exceeding them by a fair amount,...
06-05-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,647
Posted By bobwysiwyg

If they were to consistently continue, not...

If they were to consistently continue, not observing three feet clearance, they would be in violation of the current law in my state. I expect the AV programming types will get busy after the first...
06-05-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,036
Posted By cyccommute

In answer to your cons: The weight is...

In answer to your cons:

The weight is only “unnecessary” if you don’t need it. If you need it, it’s worth carrying.
I’ve never had a triple that was “clumsy” while shifting. I have 8...
06-05-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,036
Posted By cyccommute

So do you carry all the stuff to “match your...

So do you carry all the stuff to “match your gears to the terrain” if the terrain changes? Your method is okay if all you ever ride is on roads that you’ve been on before or if you ride laps around...
06-05-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,036
Posted By indyfabz

Tour with a triple. 9 speed. Wouldn't have it any...

Tour with a triple. 9 speed. Wouldn't have it any other way. I don't like giant steps between gears. Nothing worse to me than climbing some mountain pass and having to choose between spinning too...
06-04-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,647
Posted By base2

I disagree with the premise. We already know...

I disagree with the premise.
We already know civilization took a wrong turn. Yet we ride anyway. The danger is the human driver with his very human limited attention, limited skills, limited...
06-04-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By wgscott

It is all about sincerity. Once you learn to...

It is all about sincerity.

Once you learn to fake that, you have it made.
06-02-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By Kapusta

Pretty sure I could do some damage with that if I...

Pretty sure I could do some damage with that if I tightened as hard as I could.
06-01-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By jimc101

Go by the rotors instructions, yes, when I worked...

Go by the rotors instructions, yes, when I worked in a LBS, we did it with a digital torque wrench, for personal use, no, have been using discs for pushing 20 years and not had any bolts come loose,...
06-01-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have always felt this "cross tightening"...

I have always felt this "cross tightening" method, which is what I was taught to do on car wheel studs/bolts, is nonsense for a bike rotor. The rotor will just bend and take to whatever surface...
05-30-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,269
Posted By Classtime

No Knee Pain with my Vegan Diet

My knees are bad. A couple of scopes over the last 20 years and the normal arthritic afflictions. My dad has bad knees (expected at 85?) and the pain is only relieved when he's pedaling. Our bedroom...
05-30-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By dsbrantjr

It might also be that the derailleur hanger is...

It might also be that the derailleur hanger is misaligned.
05-29-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By Rick

The higher end components work better. I still...

The higher end components work better. I still file the cable housing square and burr free and use Jigwire insert type ferrules. I have had good luck with replacing the cable housing at the...
05-29-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
Posted By Lanceoldstrong

50th Davis Double Ride Report (Belated)

Cccorlew asked me to write an old school Bike Forums ride report, anybody remember that custom?
So, here it is...

Lance Oldstrong's 50th Davis Double Ride Report.

I wanted this 50th Davis...
05-29-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,237
Posted By dbf909

My MTB developed a creaky sound when pedaling...

My MTB developed a creaky sound when pedaling hard (standing up mostly) but only on the left downstroke. After some investigation and troubleshooting, it turned out to be the chainring mounting bolts...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,239
Posted By blue192

#1...

#1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) take a lock and lock it on the person riding it so he cannot get away. #2...
05-22-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By Wileyone

Sheldon wasn't always right.

Sheldon wasn't always right.
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
Posted By cyccommute

Kind of have to be mounted that way. Take a look...

Kind of have to be mounted that way. Take a look at the pictures in curbow’s post. The panniers are way behind the axle.
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
Posted By Doug64

These were taken from an early Blackburn catalog,...

These were taken from an early Blackburn catalog, which summarized his study. You also have to realize that his test runs were done with 80 lbs., when looking at the results. I apologize for the...
05-08-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By Kapusta

Pretty much any 64/104 bcds will fit. I’ve used...

Pretty much any 64/104 bcds will fit. I’ve used Race Face, Shimano, and a few others.
05-08-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By Kapusta

3.3 is just the model number indicating that it...

3.3 is just the model number indicating that it is for a triple. These were originally designed as 9/10 speed. There was also a 2.2 version that was a double, and a 1.1 that was a single ring ("1x"...
04-26-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By chas58

Usually it is meaningful. Continental loves to...

Usually it is meaningful. Continental loves to say they have 330TPI, when it is really 3x110tpi. Basically you have to divide any TPI number conti has by 3. They label their 60TPI tires as 180TPI....
12-04-14, 09:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,598
Posted By Fred Smedley

No Cinelli bags for you, lol

No Cinelli bags for you, lol
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