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07-15-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 169
Posted By _ForceD_

If the threads of the tire are still intact, that...

If the threads of the tire are still intact, that crack shouldn't be an immediate problem (although a 'new' tire shouldn't have that). You can easily tell...when you pump the tire up to pressure...if...
07-10-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By _ForceD_

I was thinking along the lines of what was...

I was thinking along the lines of what was mentioned above about scooters. If I'm a bicycle commuter, on a dedicated trail/path, I really don't want to be sharing that route with scooters, nor even...
07-10-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,200
Posted By _ForceD_

Sometimes if you 'think outside the box' you can...

Sometimes if you 'think outside the box' you can find great, and better, cycling apparel for cheap money. WAY less money than what the regular cycling apparel companies charge. There's no 'rule' that...
07-08-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 949
Posted By _ForceD_

If the world champion is a member of a team, such...

If the world champion is a member of a team, such as in the TdF, he or she will wear the stripes on their sleeves....
Forum: Triathlon
07-08-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By _ForceD_

As for being a dedicated tri race bike...I think...

As for being a dedicated tri race bike...I think technology has buried it in its dust. But, as you indicated, it is and can be a very nice bike for general riding. Even for training...a dedicated...
07-08-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 713
Posted By _ForceD_

I see what you did there. Dan

I see what you did there.

Dan
Forum: Triathlon
07-07-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By _ForceD_

Maybe. Maybe not. Is this a bike you intend to...

Maybe. Maybe not. Is this a bike you intend to use just to 'dip your toes in the triathlon waters' to see if you like the sport? If so, then yes. But that frame is probably quite heavy. It might be a...
07-06-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 933
Posted By _ForceD_

Years ago I had a friend something like this...

Years ago I had a friend something like this happened to. After several trips to his LBS...where it wouldn't happen on the workstand...and replacement of a few components, it was discovered that the...
07-01-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By _ForceD_

I had a feeling someone would ask that. It's...

I had a feeling someone would ask that. It's because I tried to unscrew it just to see if it was seized or not. I was able to do that easily with just my fingers. None of the others have thread...
07-01-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By _ForceD_

Broken nipple

In all my years of riding (nearly 40) I don't think I've ever had a brass nipple break. Many spokes...almost always at the head...but never a nipple.

...
06-30-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,062
Posted By _ForceD_

What’s wrong with “compatible” versions? If you...

What’s wrong with “compatible” versions? If you use LOOK Delta format all you can get now are the compatible third-party cleats because LOOK stopped making them when the switched to Neo design. I...
06-28-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 949
Posted By _ForceD_

Well, I got the Kapton tape that was suggested...

Well, I got the Kapton tape that was suggested above (actually ended up with the 'knockoff' brand "Koptan" tape thanks to skullduggery of the internet merchant. But oh well.). The added few...
06-28-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By _ForceD_

The format of those pedals is a lot like the...

The format of those pedals is a lot like the original LOOK Delta format that I have used since the beginning. Like suggested above, I think eventually you become accustomed to (i.e. precisely aware...
06-28-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,430
Posted By _ForceD_

Well, if there was more traffic, or it was a...

Well, if there was more traffic, or it was a two-lane road, a car would have passed you in the same lane. That is assuming you were adhering to bicycling regs and were at the extreme right side of...
06-23-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 949
Posted By _ForceD_

I'm going to get a roll of that 5/8 Kapton tape...

I'm going to get a roll of that 5/8 Kapton tape and give that a try. But, I'm not really optimistic about it giving me enough room to get thos tires on...but I'll try it. I read up on a few other...
06-22-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,832
Posted By _ForceD_

I'm in the "both" camp. I just began taking CO2...

I'm in the "both" camp. I just began taking CO2 on rides a couple of years ago. I've been cycling for 40 years and can't believe I was a holdout for so long. The first flat I had and used CO2 I...
06-21-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 949
Posted By _ForceD_

I sort of resolved this. I tried warming the...

I sort of resolved this. I tried warming the tire, stretching them, soapy water,...there is no way the new tires were going on those rims. Which BTW I forgot to mention are folding tires...as were...
06-21-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 949
Posted By _ForceD_

Yeah, going to try this. But...in a case like...

Yeah, going to try this. But...in a case like this...how difficult is it to get the tire OFF once you do get it on? I'm thinking of the difficulties of have to fix a flat mid-ride.

Dan
06-21-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By _ForceD_

There is a good lacing guide on the Sheldon Brown...

There is a good lacing guide on the Sheldon Brown website. I've used it for the few wheels I've laced and it seems pretty easy to understand. It will tell you which spoke to put in which hole counted...
06-21-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 949
Posted By _ForceD_

Well, if they are 27" rim then the old tire is...

Well, if they are 27" rim then the old tire is mislabeled. That pic above is the old 700c tire still mounted on the rim.

The one problem I have with using some 'trick' to get the tire on is that...
06-20-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 949
Posted By _ForceD_

Tire mounting conundrum

I was given an older Vitus road bike. The wheels are in good shape, and have Ambrosio rims on the wheels. The tires that were on it are Continental Super Sport 700x23 C (pic of label attached)....
06-18-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1,324
Views: 86,141
Posted By _ForceD_

Lifeguard stand. Second Beach, Middletown, RI ...

Lifeguard stand. Second Beach, Middletown, RI
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...
06-14-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 857
Posted By _ForceD_

Well, I also run and swim a lot. I was doing...

Well, I also run and swim a lot. I was doing several tris per season until a couple years ago. A knee injury, and hip replacement really set me back with regard to running. But I’m swimming and...
06-13-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,324
Views: 86,141
Posted By _ForceD_

What's the next mission? Dan

What's the next mission?

Dan
06-12-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By _ForceD_

I think we've covered just about everything that...

I think we've covered just about everything that requires some sort of control cables/wires that you'd want on a bike.
-Brakes
-Shifting
-Dropper seatpost
-Wired computer
-Electrical lighting
...
06-12-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By _ForceD_

I haven't noticed any change in format. Are you...

I haven't noticed any change in format. Are you sure your settings didn't inadvertantlly get change to the mobile setting (or viceversa)?

Dan
06-11-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 971
Posted By _ForceD_

Appropriate for every chain cleaning thread... ...

Appropriate for every chain cleaning thread...

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Dan
06-11-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By _ForceD_

Is this just a conversation starter? Or are you...

Is this just a conversation starter? Or are you looking for something specific? If you let us know what you're getting at maybe we could narrow things down. Like mentioned above...you could...
06-08-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 287
Posted By _ForceD_

You might be happier with bar end brake levers...

You might be happier with bar end brake levers such as this...


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Dan
06-08-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,438
Posted By _ForceD_

I had this same exact issue after a complete...

I had this same exact issue after a complete rebuild of a bike. Turned out that I had unknowingly inverted the upper and lower bearing cups for the headset. On this particular bike, like most bikes,...
06-03-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By _ForceD_

I think this thread is going to need a bit more...

I think this thread is going to need a bit more info. You said you were attempting to "bend back" the hanger. Why/how was it bent out of position in the first place? If it was due to an...
05-31-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,868
Posted By _ForceD_

Just resurrecting this old thread after Google...

Just resurrecting this old thread after Google searching for advice to do this job on my own old Vitus today...for future reference for others, and my experience that nearly ruined my day.

On the...
05-31-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By _ForceD_

Not such a longshot, I think... I just did a...

Not such a longshot, I think...

I just did a quick search for "Campagnolo small parts" and got this.
https://branfordbike.com/front-der-parts/front-derailleur-small-parts


Looks like the part...
05-25-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By _ForceD_

Sorry. Dan

Sorry.

Dan
05-25-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By _ForceD_

It’s part of Shimano Indexed Shifters (SIS). It...

It’s part of Shimano Indexed Shifters (SIS). It goes on the braze-on shifter boss between the shift lever and the frame on the down tube.

...
05-25-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By _ForceD_

Found in a nearby farm field

Wife and I were walking the dogs on the dirt tractor paths in a nearby farm field. I've been on those paths hundreds of times. Today, at one point I looked down and found this item. If you've ridden...
Forum: Triathlon
05-24-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By _ForceD_

??? This is the Triathlon forum. You should...

???

This is the Triathlon forum. You should post your request in the Market Place 'want to buy' forum, and/or search the 'For Sale' forum.

Dan
05-24-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,324
Views: 86,141
Posted By _ForceD_

Also the "bike" must be in the pic. A "bike" has...

Also the "bike" must be in the pic. A "bike" has two wheels.

Dan
05-24-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,499
Posted By _ForceD_

Spin -- Slowing down is just natural. I'm 59 and...

Spin -- Slowing down is just natural. I'm 59 and have been road cycling since around 1981. In my 20s...and even into my early 40s...I could go out and maintain 20mph on a solo ride. Not anymore. In...
05-23-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,464
Posted By _ForceD_

Right. That's why I said there are some that do...

Right. That's why I said there are some that do have the hose. I have one with a dual head also. But many frame pumps don't have a hose and those are the ones that can be difficult to keep steady on...
05-23-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,464
Posted By _ForceD_

Another reason that I was welcome to CO2... ...

Another reason that I was welcome to CO2...
Most frame pumps don't utilize a hose to connect to the valve. A few do, but in general the pump head attaches right to the valve. Holding the head-valve...
05-23-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,464
Posted By _ForceD_

I didn't/don't find that necessary. The one and...

I didn't/don't find that necessary. The one and only time I've had to use CO2 roadside I didn't do it when I got back home. And as I rotate through my several bikes for my rides...the next time I got...
05-22-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By _ForceD_

What's the problem with exposed shifting cables?...

What's the problem with exposed shifting cables? I mean that's really the norm. IMO, if it were possible to have absolutely NO cable housing (and it probably is)...that's how I'd go. When you have...
Forum: Triathlon
05-21-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By _ForceD_

You can get clip-ons with clamps for the shape of...

You can get clip-ons with clamps for the shape of those handlebars. Here’s one...but it doesn’t seem to accommodate the brake/shift cables.

But if you still are sure that you want to clamp to the...
05-21-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By _ForceD_

According to DT Swiss, they feel that J-bend and...

According to DT Swiss, they feel that J-bend and straight spoke are close to equal WRT to strength. It's shortcuts in the wheel building process, and mismatched interface that causes J-bends to break...
05-20-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,983
Posted By _ForceD_

What I 'think' is happening is... There are...

What I 'think' is happening is...
There are lots of rural and suburban roads in our community that are popular with both cyclists AND walkers because there isn't much car traffic on them. And what...
05-20-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By _ForceD_

But wait. If by "modern wheelset" you're...

But wait. If by "modern wheelset" you're referring to 700c...you might have a problem with rim brakes. A 700c wheel has a smaller circumference than a 27" wheel. If the frame was constructed for 27"...
05-20-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,983
Posted By _ForceD_

Letter to the editor about "aggressive and narcissistic bicyclists"

The following letter to the editor appeared in yesterday's Newport (RI) Daily News. The paper serves five southern RI towns in Newport County...the area where 95% of my cycling is done. I may be one...
05-19-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,181
Posted By _ForceD_

Back in those early days of the 500, AAA was the...

Back in those early days of the 500, AAA was the race's governing body. They determined that...placed at a safe distance apart for the maximum speeds the cars were capable of...they could fit 33 cars...
05-18-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By _ForceD_

Probably should move this to the Triathlon...

Probably should move this to the Triathlon forum....
But...it depends on the clip-ons you have. Various brands and models have different shapes and designs. Sometimes they even come with adaptive...
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