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Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 504
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

Well, I'd wager that the vast majority of active...

Well, I'd wager that the vast majority of active users on here are from the U.S. so it's expected that it's the implied default. No offense taken whatsoever, at least on my part. The reason I'm here...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 504
Posted By big john

It's only what, 5000 pounds? Just take a dump...

It's only what, 5000 pounds? Just take a dump before you leave the house, or leave one of your water bottles at home.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 504
Posted By wgscott

I keep $100,000 in pennies in my seat bag. It...

I keep $100,000 in pennies in my seat bag. It doesn't slow me down at all.
04-14-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 453
Posted By cxwrench

You now have 'toe overlap'. I have had it on...

You now have 'toe overlap'. I have had it on every road and track bike I've ever had. It is no where near as serious as you seem to think it is. Thousands of riders deal with it every day.
04-08-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 909
Posted By 70sSanO

I think one issue is that everybody searches for...

I think one issue is that everybody searches for the typical Trek, Giant, Specialized, etc. Most people don't look at brands like Fuji, or Jamis, or Perfomance's Scattante.

There are good bikes...
04-08-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 909
Posted By AeroGut

There are two time considerations here. One is...

There are two time considerations here. One is how long it takes to put the parts on the bike, which isnít a lot if heís worked on bikes before and has access to the right tools.
The second, more...
04-08-21, 02:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By alo

If frame manufacturers made frames like this,...

If frame manufacturers made frames like this, they could be used for either chain drive or belt drive, which would probably result in selling more frames.

It would also give those wanting belt...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By gregf83

If I was visiting your area with a bike I would...

If I was visiting your area with a bike I would use the 50/34 as I see there are some steep climbs (Torr Head) that look interesting. No real advantage to the 52/42.
04-05-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,281
Posted By guachi

Jersey pocket with screen facing out so my sweat...

Jersey pocket with screen facing out so my sweat doesn't turn the screen on. Kept in a plastic bag if rain is a possibility.
04-05-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,281
Posted By Phil_gretz

Center jersey pocket. In a baggie if I...

Center jersey pocket. In a baggie if I anticipate rain.
04-01-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 635
Posted By veganbikes

That isn't pizza but a delicious pie that is...

That isn't pizza but a delicious pie that is pizza flavored. Pizza generally will have a thin crust or is typically eaten with the hands exclusively. Pie on the other hand will be eaten with a fork...
03-31-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By Eric F

I don't think this would solve the hub spacing...

I don't think this would solve the hub spacing issue, however.
03-31-21, 05:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,183
Posted By Trakhak

Czech pro rider Oskar Sosenka set a new world...

Czech pro rider Oskar Sosenka set a new world hour record in 2005 using a 3.2-kg rear wheel. The complete bike weighed 9.8 kg.
03-30-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,569
Posted By F22c_legs

I'm not 100% sure, but I think strava calls this...

I'm not 100% sure, but I think strava calls this relative effort 😁
03-30-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,569
Posted By HD3andMe

How long is a piece of string?

How long is a piece of string?
03-30-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By preventec47

Finally found the perfect solution at WALMART !...

Finally found the perfect solution at WALMART ! It does hook to the bar with straps but I knew I did not want any bag hanging down from the stokers bar and tucked up under
the stem if it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,447
Posted By GlennR

If it ain't broke... don't fix it.

If it ain't broke... don't fix it.
03-19-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,289
Posted By caloso

Same. When I was a 5 we did a clinic where we did...

Same. When I was a 5 we did a clinic where we did stuff like that, leaned on each other, rubbed wheels, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,018
Posted By Hypno Toad

Agreed! This officer is straight up using power...

Agreed! This officer is straight up using power to intimidate. The guy in the video is much better as keeping his cool than I typically can manage. I've been that guy a few times over the years and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,018
Posted By popeye

I'm on the Santa Ana River trail when I hear over...

I'm on the Santa Ana River trail when I hear over a loudspeaker "on your left". I first looked up for a helicopter before I noticed the Sheriff behind me.
03-18-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 350
Posted By shelbyfv

Two cables for the 2X, front and rear?

Two cables for the 2X, front and rear?
03-18-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 555
Posted By msu2001la

There is lots of hyperbole in this post. ...

There is lots of hyperbole in this post.

Your local shop isn't going to help you deal with Canyon (or any other brand they don't sell) on a warranty issue, but if they are really telling you they...
03-16-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,191
Posted By WhyFi

Yes. Though it'd be more accurate to say that...

Yes. Though it'd be more accurate to say that you'd wear the rims thin enough that they'd fail (tire pressure, bump/pothole).



Depends, but a lot.



Well, it's still the same bike if you...
03-15-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Gresp15C

Should be fine. I use something similar. The way...

Should be fine. I use something similar. The way I figure, the bike isn't really being supported by the tires, but by the air in the tires.
03-15-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,501
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

find a new club

find a new club
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By WhyFi

Well, it's the sense in which it has the most...

Well, it's the sense in which it has the most specific meaning. I mean, I hear you and you're right, but language means what people decide it means. In this context, enough people have decided that...
03-14-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,613
Posted By wgscott

This clearly explains why my ceiling fan has 5...

This clearly explains why my ceiling fan has 5 blades instead of 30.
03-14-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,253
Posted By datlas

I have a similar problem. Best advice is drop...

I have a similar problem. Best advice is drop your PSI a smidge to give you more confidence, put more weight on outside pedal and inside handlebar, and practice.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 956
Posted By kingston

CAAD no brainer

CAAD no brainer
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,313
Posted By socalrider

If you want to do the deeper dive you can use the...

If you want to do the deeper dive you can use the Sheldon grown gear calculator and you can see where the overlaps are from big to small ring. If I have a very flat ride - I will put on a 12-23...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,850
Posted By big john

Years ago we made jokes about weight weenies...

Years ago we made jokes about weight weenies taking a hacksaw to their chain hanger and pump peg.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,850
Posted By big john

True. I was thinking about a trusted rider...

True. I was thinking about a trusted rider showing up with bull horns. Most of us could handle that.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,850
Posted By WhyFi

Eh, just one more thing added to the list.

Eh, just one more thing added to the list.
03-02-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By Doge

Get to a soccer shop. There are a lot of little...

Get to a soccer shop. There are a lot of little people compression undergarments. You can layer them and they offer nice crash protection too along with long finger gloves.
This isn't cold...
03-02-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By cpach

Lacing pattern has a minimal effect on the wheel,...

Lacing pattern has a minimal effect on the wheel, to be honest. To reduce stresses on the hub flange it's good to get the spokes nearly tangential. 2x is the convention for a 28h rear wheel and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,850
Posted By big john

You should ask the group you want to ride with....

You should ask the group you want to ride with. It would be ok with my club if you can handle the bike.
02-22-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By StLouisBrent

My son has be racing road bikes since he was 9....

My son has be racing road bikes since he was 9. He a skinny kid as well. I had a hard time finding cycling clothes for him when he was young. The best place I've found for quality and selection is...
02-20-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By TiHabanero

Choose a different bike. 28mm is as big as you...

Choose a different bike. 28mm is as big as you will fit in that frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,505
Posted By Greiselman

When demand exceeds supply, prices rise.

When demand exceeds supply, prices rise.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,244
Posted By big john

Riding 4 days per week. Actually rode with Vic...

Riding 4 days per week. Actually rode with Vic last summer. Rarely see him.
02-16-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By Crankycrank

Use the proper cassette tool. If you ever have to...

Use the proper cassette tool. If you ever have to use Gorilla torque to get the lockring off the freewheel tool can strip or mangle the notches.
02-16-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By sch

Consider using loktite on the set screw to better...

Consider using loktite on the set screw to better secure it in place before reassembly, just a bit
not slathered. Presume the set screw is for a hub with sealed bearings?
02-15-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By '02 nrs

setscrew/

try thin nose pliers/forceps to turn the screw in.
02-15-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By shelbyfv

You could tap one of the lock ring notches with a...

You could tap one of the lock ring notches with a flat head screwdriver or similar. I agree, something doesn't seem right.
02-15-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By aggiegrads

Yes. Additional cable length has more friction...

Yes. Additional cable length has more friction and different brake feel. Much less of an issue with hydraulic disc brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,244
Posted By Psimet2001

Ugh...we'd yell at you guys around here. To...

Ugh...we'd yell at you guys around here.

To echo above - yes most of the racers here open up their brakes (rim brakes) before racing. most of the big name wheels are so flexy that they will touch...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,244
Posted By merlinextraligh

Specialized’s marketing needs, and the fact that...

Specialized’s marketing needs, and the fact that UCI Regis erase any weight penalty, may have factored into that.

or maybe Sagan’s desire to standout and draw attention.
02-09-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 811
Posted By Ross200

We use TA rings many of our triple setups, tandem...

We use TA rings many of our triple setups, tandem and half bike. The outer and middle rings come with pins but not ramps. They shift fine and last much longer than stock Shimano for us. The great...
02-09-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 811
Posted By Steve B.

There's a technique when shifting small ring to...

There's a technique when shifting small ring to middle on an STI to just throw the big lever inward a bit past the "click" That allows the brifter to pull more cable and to drive the chain up on the...
02-09-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 811
Posted By 70sSanO

Ah yes, a tandem. Although it was typical decades...

Ah yes, a tandem. Although it was typical decades ago, I’d agree that it might not be a technique to be re-learned.

You could probably use 10 speed rings on a 9 speed system. I’m not sure of the...
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