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08-01-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,693
Posted By bocobiking

Took delivery on my Gunnar a little over a year...

Took delivery on my Gunnar a little over a year ago, in June. Have ridden it a shade over 4000 miles since then. No scratches.


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07-31-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,693
Posted By Biketiger

Fascinating thread - different opinions/values...

Fascinating thread - different opinions/values regarding cosmetics and care. I believe in taking really good care of my bikes.
I try to get high quality stuff that will last - if you maintain it....
07-29-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,726
Posted By Kapusta

Huh? What is it I am trying to peddle? And what...

Huh? What is it I am trying to peddle? And what on Earth is your crucifixion analogy referring to?

You need to be careful when responding on behalf of another forum poster. Your explanation has...
07-29-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,383
Posted By Charliekeet

To the OP, you're looking for something like...

To the OP, you're looking for something like this?
An Origin8 22.2 quill / 25.4 bar clamp stem on Amazon for like $20...
07-27-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,246
Posted By veganbikes

Rather than reflect light from someone else,...

Rather than reflect light from someone else, possibly when it is to late, I would rather just have my own bright lights (solid front, ALWAYS and usually solid rear but flashing is ok if need be)....
07-27-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,726
Posted By F308

As a 65 year old rider who has progressed from 23...

As a 65 year old rider who has progressed from 23 to 25 to 28 over the years, I might add safety as a reason for wider tires. Comfort, without a doubt, but on a lousy and/or wet road, I'm far happier...
07-27-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,356
Posted By Danhedonia

WARNING: Lengthy post ahead. Maybe helpful,...

WARNING: Lengthy post ahead. Maybe helpful, maybe not. But if you are genuinely curious as to "how does this happen?" I may be able to shed some light.

Let's say I once worked for a good...
07-27-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,246
Posted By AlmostTrick

From the back pedal reflectors absolutely work....

From the back pedal reflectors absolutely work. The opposing up and down movement identifies it as a person pedaling a bike, not something that may be going the same speed as the motorists. The nice...
07-27-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,687
Posted By cormacf

Sick burn at the bike shop

Dude to his friend: Someone told me wheels are where you want to upgrade first. If you were me, what would you buy first to get faster?
Friend: A salad?
07-27-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,246
Posted By Gresp15C

I certainly notice when a bike has pedal and...

I certainly notice when a bike has pedal and wheel reflectors, but they're too low to be visible in traffic, so I wouldn't depend on them as my first line of defense. Also, bright LEDs and reflective...
07-25-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,726
Posted By Kapusta

He spec’ed them. That is critical. Had he not...

He spec’ed them. That is critical. Had he not done that, those kind of tires would not have come to market. Its not like Panaracer was already making them (they were not).

The fact that he does...
07-25-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 550
Posted By pdlamb

Golden Cheetah has more bells and whistles than I...

Golden Cheetah has more bells and whistles than I know what to do with; it's on your computer, so you don't have to worry about a web site going down; and it's free.

Of course, since you've got...
07-24-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By zacster

Another long time standard, quick release,...

Another long time standard, quick release, replaced with a chaotic non-standard. With QR you could take any front mech and swap it with any other, same in the back. a 126 qr would still work with...
07-23-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,002
Posted By 63rickert

I can’t call this one with certainty because I...

I can’t call this one with certainty because I try hard to stay far from anything Shimano. I do know that S- continually reinvented the wheel and that I’ve improved the performance of multiple Mafac...
07-23-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 434
Posted By caloso

There's a miscommunication somewhere. If all you...

There's a miscommunication somewhere. If all you want to do is change the the crankset, then it's not a big deal. You can run a 10-speed chain on an "11-speed" crankset. (Cranksets really don't...
07-23-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,726
Posted By 79pmooney

In the heyday of bicycles (when the really bright...

In the heyday of bicycles (when the really bright people were designing bikes, not computers, software, aerospace ... someone did a study of wheel diameter vs road surface. (This was back when the...
07-23-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,545
Posted By JanMM

Smells like political.

Smells like political.
07-22-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,635
Posted By Darth Lefty

"Rat Rod" treatment. Ride it like you stole it....

"Rat Rod" treatment. Ride it like you stole it. Don't bother making anything "original."

The RD you have is already better than the one it replaced and it's what's allowing that huge freewheel,...
07-22-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,882
Posted By Koyote

With the popularization of air-hardened steels...

With the popularization of air-hardened steels like Reynolds 853, even tig-welded frames are more than strong enough for a lifetime of hard use...Which has made possible much more economical options...
07-22-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,882
Posted By Koyote

I think you haven't been spending enough time on...

I think you haven't been spending enough time on the internet. There are plenty of lust-worthy steel frames out there.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 11,029
Posted By prj71

Your buddies were right. It is overpriced. ...

Your buddies were right. It is overpriced.

And why do we have to say "cycling kit". Hate that. How about just saying jersey and shorts?

Do you get up in the morning and get dressed for work and...
07-22-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,635
Posted By bikemig

Worth restoring? Sure. This bike doesn't...

Worth restoring? Sure.

This bike doesn't need a repaint and a repaint in any case will likely hurt the value. The paint is largely in remarkably good shape.

You can deal with the light rust and...
07-22-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,635
Posted By ascherer

"Worth it" is a very subjective measure. It was...

"Worth it" is a very subjective measure. It was one of the outstanding bikes of the era, I'd be happy to have it and lavish attention on it.
07-21-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,002
Posted By randyjawa

The absolute best vintage center pull brakes that...

The absolute best vintage center pull brakes that I have experienced has to be the Mafac Racer or Competition! These calipers, when properly set-up are great looking and working vintage stoppers. Not...
07-20-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 655
Posted By flangehead

The benefit that matters for me is a shower at...

The benefit that matters for me is a shower at work. A locker is a real fringe benefit, also.
07-18-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By dedhed

Wax the frame and lube things regularly. Hot &...

Wax the frame and lube things regularly. Hot & cold won't bother things in general. tires seats etc won't like direct sunlight.
07-16-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By fietsbob

Like Shoes Its better to go to a shop and try it...

Like Shoes Its better to go to a shop and try it on in person.
07-15-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,623
Posted By ljsense

I can't take this thread anymore. This case...

I can't take this thread anymore.

This case comes down to a well-educated attorney who experienced frustration after buying a pair of bicycles and decided to make spurious accusations against the...
07-15-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By August West

Two that I'm aware of are the Giro Syntax MIPS...

Two that I'm aware of are the Giro Syntax MIPS and Bell Falcon MIPS. Both are available in XL and should fit your head. Not sure about the shape though. And it seems like everything else bicycle...
07-11-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,352
Posted By 79pmooney

And one of the joys of rim brakes is the ease in...

And one of the joys of rim brakes is the ease in swappiing wheels.
07-10-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,352
Posted By ljsense

Why you'd want 'em: 1. you swap between 650b...

Why you'd want 'em:
1. you swap between 650b and 700c wheels
2. You ride in wet weather
3. You ride in dusty, muddy or otherwise gritty conditions with carbon rims
4. You do long mountain...
07-10-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,352
Posted By wolfchild

Disc brakes prevent your rims from getting worn...

Disc brakes prevent your rims from getting worn out, especially when riding in dirty, gritty, wet environment such as gravel, dirt and snow. They also provide better braking when riding in winter...
07-10-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,631
Posted By livedarklions

Generally, I don't take blocking bike lanes...

Generally, I don't take blocking bike lanes terribly serious as I can look behind me to see if it's safe to shift over. What really bugs me is when the driver insists on getting back into his truck...
07-03-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 963
Posted By Clyde1820

I'm doing this on another bike (and older...

I'm doing this on another bike (and older 'rescue'). A local shop's doing the prep of the frame (at the BB and steerer), along with installing the BB, crank and headset, and I'm doing the rest.
...
07-03-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,324
Posted By rydabent

People that are "triggered" by most anything...

People that are "triggered" by most anything should be ignored. Wear anything that you want to, and dont worry.
07-02-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,659
Posted By katsup

Leave it unlocked and see if it gets stolen.

Leave it unlocked and see if it gets stolen.
07-01-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,831
Posted By subgrade

In addition to the previous response, the wheel...

In addition to the previous response, the wheel hubs, mainly the hub bearings, can also make a noticeable difference. The aero aspect at the speeds you mentioned play a lesser role, it's mostly down...
06-30-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,105
Posted By Ross520

Amazon... A warning.

Just an FYI for those that weren't already aware, Amazon is an awful place to purchase bike parts and accessories.

Here's the thing, counterfeits run rampant on their Marketplace, and they do...
06-28-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Superior to pirelli isn't high praise I've had...

Superior to pirelli isn't high praise
I've had a couple sets of pirelli on my cars. While the pirelli brand is undeniably cool, the tires were hot garbage

I would never put Goodyear's on my car...
06-27-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,845
Posted By 79pmooney

Or buy a King SS cage for around $18. I am a...

Or buy a King SS cage for around $18. I am a huge fan of cages, but not paying high prices for them. The Kings work really well. In and out is easy and the bottles don't come out. They last a...
06-27-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,845
Posted By Ogsarg

You do know there are many many cages that are...

You do know there are many many cages that are less expensive, right?
06-27-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 12,874
Posted By elcruxio

You keep saying that but it seems that sentiment...

You keep saying that but it seems that sentiment is more of your own imagining than the average mindset of your typical bicycle tourist.



That's great I guess...



In the days of on demand...
06-26-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 12,874
Posted By phughes

They may have increased the stack, to potentially...

They may have increased the stack, to potentially eliminate a lot of spacers under the stem, but now you have a ridiculous about of seat post showing.
06-26-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 12,874
Posted By indyfabz

Aluminum racks are for the unwashed masses. Tubus...

Aluminum racks are for the unwashed masses. Tubus steel are for the once a week bathers. Nitto nickel plated steel racks are for those of us who practice proper hygiene. :innocent:
06-26-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 12,874
Posted By mstateglfr

Surly, Soma, Black Mountain, All City, Cinelli...

Surly, Soma, Black Mountain, All City, Cinelli all deal exclusively or almost entirely in steel frames.
You also have mass produced steel offerings by niner, bianchi, colnago, fuji, fairlight,...
06-26-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 12,874
Posted By indyfabz

Steel is real. There. I said it. ...

Steel is real. There. I said it.
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06-26-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 12,874
Posted By CAT7RDR

I thought my carbon frame bike had some issues...

I thought my carbon frame bike had some issues when riding downhill on a rough concrete surface. Then, I remembered I was use to riding my Reynolds 853 steel frame down the same rough road and none...
06-26-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 12,874
Posted By livedarklions

Now you've done it! Cue endless argument.

Now you've done it! Cue endless argument.
06-23-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 877
Posted By HillRider

I agree about the relentless and sometimes...

I agree about the relentless and sometimes baffling march of "progress". My bike mechanical world has stopped with Ti and steel frames, English threaded bottom brackets, caliper rim brakes,...
06-23-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By ljsense

No, do not do this. It will not vary. There is no...

No, do not do this. It will not vary. There is no rim that will fit a 700x26 that will not fit a 700x25. You can also fit a 700x23 and, as others have suggested, a 700x28 if the larger tires do not...
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