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Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,212
Posted By Psimet2001

That's exactly why dealers exist. We get paid...

That's exactly why dealers exist. We get paid handle that. Communication to SRAM becomes much more streamlined and fact based that has gone through the lens of training and experience. They have our...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,822
Posted By Ogsarg

Every new technology is always received with...

Every new technology is always received with resistance by some. I'm sure when pneumatic tires were introduced for cars, some people said "What happens when the tube goes flat and you don't have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,735
Posted By November Dave

Without seeing a picture of this, I would safely...

Without seeing a picture of this, I would safely (I think) guess that there was a leak in the tape or valve interface that allowed a bunch of air to get into the rim chamber. What then happened is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,212
Posted By guachi

I'm a PC enthusiast. Compared to PC component...

I'm a PC enthusiast. Compared to PC component reviews bike review websites and YouTube channels are garbage.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,698
Posted By 79pmooney

Locked elbows is bad. I was taught that elbows...

Locked elbows is bad. I was taught that elbows are always bent. Projecting to the side anytime I was riding with others. Bent elbows allows your arms to act as shock absorbers when you hit a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,822
Posted By noodle soup

"if people keep buying old stuff that works", the...

"if people keep buying old stuff that works", the manufacturers actually make more money, because they aren't spending anything on R&D.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,822
Posted By GlennR

Guess you will never get a pacemaker.

Guess you will never get a pacemaker.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,212
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Di2 every day of the week and twice on Sunday. ...

Di2 every day of the week and twice on Sunday. No question about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By JohnDThompson

That was copied from Campagnolo's original Record...

That was copied from Campagnolo's original Record caliper from 1969. It was intended to be used to open the caliper for wheel removal or as a short-term fix for a badly out-of-true wheel until your...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By Bob the Mech

The new 105 BR-7000 has a removable brake cable...

The new 105 BR-7000 has a removable brake cable QR but as you've mentioned, the BR-5800 does not.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,590
Posted By Psimet2001

It's a hairy business - the issue has never been...

It's a hairy business - the issue has never been the 5 minute job. It's the 5 other 5 minute jobs that show up while you're still trying to do the first 5 minute job. Each complete with their 6-13...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,694
Posted By velopig

Carbon can be laid up to perform in every...

Carbon can be laid up to perform in every category you mentioned. Titanium bicycles are very pretty and have a wonderful nostalgic quality however have no performance advantages over Carbon.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,201
Posted By Iride01

Might you just be feeling tires that don't roll...

Might you just be feeling tires that don't roll as well as what you are used to? I'm sort of hard pressed to imagine that even a lousy hub on a production bike is that much different than a decent...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,590
Posted By impolexg

This is such a great thread with so many great...

This is such a great thread with so many great comments. I always thought bike mechanics were too expensive and now I realize how massively underpaid a quality bike mechanic really is. I was totally...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,298
Posted By WhyFi

^^^if that's typical for $1500 in your area, then...

^^^if that's typical for $1500 in your area, then you should count yourself fortunate, and maybe consider a new career buying used bikes and then selling to them to those in other regions for a nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,590
Posted By Psimet2001

Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,590
Posted By Psimet2001

Right?! I have lost track of the number of people...

Right?! I have lost track of the number of people who keep saying, "well sounds like your business is great" but at the end of the day the bank account tells you that. While most shops have a much...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,247
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah ..... hmmmm. It is probablye that a lot of...

Yeah ..... hmmmm. It is probablye that a lot of people could do a hugely smaller amount of harm by not turning on the AC or heat until their homes got a few degrees hotter or cooler than they now...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,247
Posted By MoAlpha

I don’t clean chains. I did it for years and...

I don’t clean chains. I did it for years and consider it a dirty job, capital waste of time and effort, and an unjustified use of toxic materials. Maybe my chains don’t last as long now, but it’s...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,590
Posted By Psimet2001

...and you're not alone. Like I said...

...and you're not alone.

Like I said earlier that is a lot of why I went down the path that led to me owning a shop.

There are a lot of reasons why we can see so many inconsistencies with...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 740
Posted By tomato coupe

Yes, people with short legs are at an aerodynamic...

Yes, people with short legs are at an aerodynamic disadvantage. They spend their whole lives closer to the ground, so they aren't used to bending over to pick up things. That leads to tighter...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,590
Posted By Psimet2001

Great example. I love nothing more than to sit...

Great example. I love nothing more than to sit around all day and teach customers how to do the work. There's a segment of our industry that thinks I should be run out of town on a rail for doing so....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,590
Posted By Psimet2001

This is the worst place to come and talk well of...

This is the worst place to come and talk well of LBS's.

I used to love threads on here where people bashed their LBS mainly so I could learn. Then I argued in a lot of them. Many times for and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,051
Posted By noodle soup

+1 For about a year, I've been searching for...

+1

For about a year, I've been searching for a great price on some 5th generation Campagnolo Delta brakes. I know they don't work better than the Chorus Monoplaners, but they are beautiful.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,051
Posted By noodle soup

Hunt uses inferior house brand hubs(probably...

Hunt uses inferior house brand hubs(probably Novatec based), and Light Bicycle will build them with whatever hubs you specify.

if the hubs you want arenít a stock option, they can likely get them...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,864
Posted By ljsense

I like my traditional, all mechanical rim-braked...

I like my traditional, all mechanical rim-braked road bikes, yet these are the improvements I think would be neat:

Improved materials:

Spider silk -- Once this stuff can be manufactured...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,235
Posted By rydabent

The biggest thing that makes me faster or slower...

The biggest thing that makes me faster or slower are hills.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,864
Posted By ljsense

If "Dark Ages" is a period without dramatic...

If "Dark Ages" is a period without dramatic innovation, I'd say road bikes had been there, more or less, for many decades and we've just started to really depart from the norms over maybe the last...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,864
Posted By Sy Reene

If that's a little percentage, then what's the...

If that's a little percentage, then what's the difference between my 15, 16, and 17-tooth sprockets?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,864
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Agreed! Let's start with Di2 for Shimano 105!...

Agreed! Let's start with Di2 for Shimano 105! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,864
Posted By Trakhak

Twelve.

Twelve.
09-26-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,427
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You prefer Schwinn?

You prefer Schwinn?
09-26-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,427
Posted By zacster

I was looking at the BD website and came to two...

I was looking at the BD website and came to two conclusions. First, their website still sucks. It is still the same basic layout it always was. Second, the components on the bikes are the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,909
Posted By downtube42

Aren't you a little bit envious of people who...

Aren't you a little bit envious of people who know things with such certainty? Education is such a killjoy sometimes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,567
Posted By Maelochs

One thought---if you had room to pull out and he...

One thought---if you had room to pull out and he had room to slow safely, it was a safe maneuver. A tad inconsiderate, but still a safe maneuver.

Another thought--as cyclists, we know that we...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,657
Posted By Branko D

There's no indication of 23 being discontinued....

There's no indication of 23 being discontinued. The top shelf tires are available as 23s (except Specialized Turbo Cottons in 24s). If you buy one of the Canyon aero or triathlon bikes, they come...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,909
Posted By downtube42

BQ published an article stating wider with lower...

BQ published an article stating wider with lower psi can be faster, with enough data and rationale to be believable. The rough roads, body vibration story. Turning five or more decades of...
09-17-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,061
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Now that you mention it, the KMC chains I've...

Now that you mention it, the KMC chains I've handled recently seemed a bit sticky, but I didn't get a sense that the coating was something other than grease. No matter, I just mount them, wipe all...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,376
Posted By surak

If you haven't been riding a road bike for very...

If you haven't been riding a road bike for very long, you've got a lot more speed to gain in many ways that are cheaper than spending that much just for a groupset (which is almost always more...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,293
Posted By indyfabz

Pearl Cerakote finish. ...

Pearl Cerakote finish.


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Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 874
Posted By burnthesheep

I'll buck the trend. It's a used tire that you...

I'll buck the trend. It's a used tire that you don't know the history of. Change it.

IMO, unless it's zero miles situation from a shop or vendor pre-mounted...........I usually change...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,293
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Entropy will define the ultimate finish.

Entropy will define the ultimate finish.
Forum: Foo
07-03-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,278
Posted By Pop N Wood

As Emerson once described Thoreau: He chose...

As Emerson once described Thoreau:

He chose to be rich by making his wants few, and supplying them himself

Of course it didn't hurt that Emerson owned the pond that Thoreau squatted on when he...
Forum: Foo
06-28-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By JonnyHK

So far I'm up to episode 26. Love it. ...

So far I'm up to episode 26.

Love it.

Fallen down the youtube rabbit hole...
Forum: Foo
06-26-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By Paint Job Steve

I'm not proud of it but I spend a fair amount of...

I'm not proud of it but I spend a fair amount of time on youporn and I've got ligament fatigue in my grip arm think I'm moving to Scandinavia to retire.
Forum: Foo
06-26-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,681
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Cats will get into everything. ...

Cats will get into everything.

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Forum: Foo
06-26-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,603
Posted By genec

Cloud costs more and only works in range of cloud...

Cloud costs more and only works in range of cloud services. My wife loves her icloud. I sail offshore and out of range of the cloud. I can't make phone calls out there either, but I can still use...
Forum: Foo
06-26-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,603
Posted By genec

It's actually quite easy to seal a 3.5mm jack, as...

It's actually quite easy to seal a 3.5mm jack, as all the mechanical connections can be made inside the cylinder that defines the jack, while the electrical connections can be made physically smaller...
Forum: Foo
06-26-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,681
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'm sorry to hear about Pixel. That's my...

I'm sorry to hear about Pixel. That's my brother's cat's name too.

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Forum: Foo
06-26-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,681
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Fostering cats and kittens.

We lost our baby, Pixel, at the end of February, and I'm honestly still pretty heartbroken about it. So Mrs. WT aren't quite ready to adopt another kitten or cat quite yet. And we just bought a house...
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