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Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,489
Posted By big john

10 pounds? Frame weights are generally around 4...

10 pounds? Frame weights are generally around 4 pounds for steel, 3 pounds for aluminum or titanium, and carbon fiber frames can be under 2 pounds but some are 3 pounds. So if you had aluminum and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,052
Posted By Eric F

Just because a road has lanes going in both...

Just because a road has lanes going in both directions doesn't mean there are always cars present in the lane going the other way. On a mountain road descent, I have - on occasion - used part of the...
04-05-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 523
Posted By Koyote

Good grief. All of this talk of “soaking”...

Good grief. All of this talk of “soaking” consumers. Does no one understand how market economies work?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By znomit

This It's a decent bump if the hills are...

This

It's a decent bump if the hills are killing you. You might need a longer chain.
04-02-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,061
Posted By spelger

what's this elderly stuff?

what's this elderly stuff?
03-26-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 409
Posted By tyrion

Do a "dry run" and seat the bead without sealant...

Do a "dry run" and seat the bead without sealant first. Skipping the dry run is for advanced tubelessers.
03-26-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By shelbyfv

Measure your chain and replace when needed. You...

Measure your chain and replace when needed. You cannot judge wear on the cassette by sight. Replace the cassette when it doesn't work with a new chain. All you need to know. Mileage of others is...
03-17-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By crowbike

Emergency presta adapter

Most are probably aware of this hack:
https://antranik.org/how-to-make-a-presta-valve-adapter-in-a-few-seconds/
03-15-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 684
Posted By trailangel

Checking the presta valve tightness is part of...

Checking the presta valve tightness is part of prepping the new tube before installing. You failed to do this.
03-15-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 684
Posted By Eric F

Another option...Throw the cap in the trash. ...

Another option...Throw the cap in the trash. They aren't really necessary.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By Ogsarg

Go see your doctor. That is the only advice here...

Go see your doctor. That is the only advice here that you should listen to.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,417
Posted By colnago62

It wont hurt to keep riding the tire. I usually...

It wont hurt to keep riding the tire. I usually replace them if I start getting punctures.
01-23-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,397
Posted By tomato coupe

Dress up like pros? Does that mean wearing...

Dress up like pros? Does that mean wearing cycling shorts instead of basketball shorts?
01-23-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,920
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't enjoy it below about 50 degrees.

I don't enjoy it below about 50 degrees.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,708
Posted By sean.hwy

Cost of bike / ( hours of enjoyment a year ). At...

Cost of bike / ( hours of enjoyment a year ). At least that how I look at things. It's easy for me to spend money on bikes, smart trainer etc...
I think you more than got your moneys worth out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,708
Posted By BenOnATrek

I have ordered the SLR 7! I will have to wait 2-3...

I have ordered the SLR 7! I will have to wait 2-3 weeks for delivery as it has to go from warehouse in Germany to the bike store - and deliveries are all up the spout since Brexit (UK leaving the...
01-17-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,620
Posted By travbikeman

I had bought this Bondhus set last month. This...

I had bought this Bondhus set last month. This is a solid tool set and wasn't expecting it to be so well built for only $30 and free shipping via Amazon Prime. I had read somewhere that Bondhus is...
01-16-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By fourfa

Refund, item not as described.

Refund, item not as described.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,167
Posted By caloso

There’s no single best training zone. Some days...

There’s no single best training zone. Some days are threshold, some days are VO2max, some days are recovery. There might be 90bpm difference between what’s optimal for what I’m trying to do that...
12-31-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By indyfabz

Wut

Wut
12-28-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,379
Posted By billyymc

You ever have a chain break on you while riding?...

You ever have a chain break on you while riding? Let me give you a hint - they don't usually break under moderate power. Break a chain at a critical time while standing and putting out a lot of power...
12-14-20, 02:28 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,256
Posted By Maelochs

Ummmm ..... you are willing to address a crowd...

Ummmm ..... you are willing to address a crowd of random strangers now, when there is no way to change what has already happened .... but were not willing to address a single human being,...
12-09-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,275
Posted By mihlbach

1. Clean out the sealant 2. Add tubes 3....

1. Clean out the sealant
2. Add tubes
3. Inflate
4. Ride
11-27-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,182
Posted By JohnDThompson

The "black paste" is a mixture of chain...

The "black paste" is a mixture of chain lubricant, road grit, and wear particles from the sprockets, chain links, and chainring.
11-19-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By CargoDane

I use isopropyl alcohol (99.9% pure).

I use isopropyl alcohol (99.9% pure).
11-17-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By cwilly8

Shimano recall success!

My father-in-law was about to throw out his 25-year old hybrid bike -- a Univega Via Carisma. Instead, I got it and started refurbing it for a general purpose knock-around bike. While searching for...
11-10-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Chocolatetown27

Thanks everyone! It turned out to be a...

Thanks everyone! It turned out to be a disconnect under the hood. For anyone else who may read this, when you lay the cable for the shifters don't plug them in before you install the bar wrap. If...
11-09-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,009
Posted By Maelochs

If I were riding and saw a downed power line,...

If I were riding and saw a downed power line, responding to a poll would not be one of the options I considered.
11-08-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,208
Posted By tomato coupe

Geez man, lighten up.

Geez man, lighten up.
11-07-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By frogman

I'm no expert but it sounds like the tension...

I'm no expert but it sounds like the tension adjustment on the rear derailleur is a little off. Try turning the barrel adjuster just a quarter turn one way ot the other and and see what happens. I...
11-03-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,165
Posted By Lemond1985

I have, and tubeless tires don't handle the kind...

I have, and tubeless tires don't handle the kind of pressures that I run, very well at all. And the attitude alone of people who are die-hard tubeless advocates is enough to turn anyone off. When...
11-03-20, 05:12 AM
11-02-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By wgscott

Thanks for posting this. I am right in the midst...

Thanks for posting this. I am right in the midst of being mired in a miasma of misery and self-doubt regarding tubeless, between the pain of mounting the tires, preventing leaks around the valves,...
11-02-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,671
Posted By billyymc

So to be clear, you were not ripped off because...

So to be clear, you were not ripped off because you went through Alibaba. You were ripped off because you tried to circumvent Alibaba. How much did you save?
10-29-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,107
Posted By Steve B.

The issues August is reporting with 4.02 is on a...

The issues August is reporting with 4.02 is on a wired connection to the software on a PC, not the BT connected version.
10-24-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 10,516
Posted By roka

I personally enjoy being self sufficient and...

I personally enjoy being self sufficient and knowing that I can fix flats and other minor issues “out there” myself. It’s fun and satisfying learning how to fix things yourself and with the...
10-24-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 10,516
Posted By shelbyfv

Asking someone to abandon whatever it is they may...

Asking someone to abandon whatever it is they may be doing to help you when you could have easily been prepared to handle the situation yourself? Entitled and ethically challenged.
10-20-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By cxwrench

After getting onboard w/ mtb tubeless in about...

After getting onboard w/ mtb tubeless in about '07 I was ready to try it on the road a few years later...it made sense for sure. I rode it for a few years and then on my 50th b-day ride I got the cut...
10-20-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By DiabloScott

Whether or not someone finds tubeless a good...

Whether or not someone finds tubeless a good option depends almost entirely on how many flats and the causes of the flats they get (or would get).

Fortunately I get only a few per year, and tubes...
10-20-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,297
Posted By mack_turtle

gonna call it right now: this is a troll thread....

gonna call it right now: this is a troll thread. not very funny or original.

my score: 2/10
10-16-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,310
Posted By REDMASTA

food

food
10-14-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 638
Posted By vyborne

So I tried the new version of the e-tube project...

So I tried the new version of the e-tube project software, but that didn't change anything. Having tried all the suggestions here, I ended up taking the bike to my local shop where they diagnosed it...
10-12-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,017
Posted By indyfabz

You're going to sue based on a claim that is...

You're going to sue based on a claim that is outside of the warranty period (if I read your tome correctly)?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 22,693
Posted By crazyravr

I went TL this summer. It was great until I...

I went TL this summer. It was great until I recently got a flat. It was a cut in the tire that sealant would not seal, but it did let me get home 5km. That made me realize how much simpler it would...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 03:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 933
Posted By MoAlpha

I would remove the pads, soak them in vinegar,...

I would remove the pads, soak them in vinegar, lemon juice, antibacterial hand soap, or some other synthetic-safe product with antibacterial/antifungal properties, rinse them thoroughly, and maybe...
09-28-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,033
Posted By Milton Keynes

I use a Gary Busey helmet protector protector. ...

I use a Gary Busey helmet protector protector.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x486/2okmzon_17dec644ea39f2055db1cc57f5346e18593b7e48.png
09-23-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By sch

My 11-32 cassette also makes different noises...

My 11-32 cassette also makes different noises when up or down shifting at different places in the cassette on
my Di2 bike. How much torque is on the system also alters the noise level. Some shifts...
09-22-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,379
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Yes, put this idea out of your head. Spray foam...

Yes, put this idea out of your head. Spray foam is 1) messy - no matter how careful you are it will expand well past the area you are trying to plug -AND- 2) it is tenacious - you will never get it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,121
Posted By jwalther

Extra weight? Maybe 10 grams. Not even the...

Extra weight? Maybe 10 grams. Not even the weight weenies care about that. Complexity? It's a plug in electrical transmitter, no moving parts and 100% bomb proof. I have it on two bikes and find...
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