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10-26-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By shelbyfv

The generic tape may be exactly the same as the...

The generic tape may be exactly the same as the bike brand stuff :foo: but I'd probably try a bike specific tape before I gave up on the enterprise. I have some blue tape from Pacenti that hasn't...
10-26-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By shelbyfv

You can get adaptive bottom brackets that allow...

You can get adaptive bottom brackets that allow you to use a real Shimano crank. Another plus is that they actually thread together. https://wheelsmfg.com/bottom-brackets/cannondale-bb30a.html
10-25-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 505
Posted By shelbyfv

You could put music on your phone and save...

You could put music on your phone and save $300....
10-25-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 733
Posted By shelbyfv

I've considered accumulating stuff beyond my...

I've considered accumulating stuff beyond my usual one or two of whatever but I haven't found anything I needed to be out of stock. Maybe folks could also post what is in short supply in their area,...
10-25-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,376
Posted By shelbyfv

Many here may consider the posting of a multitude...

Many here may consider the posting of a multitude of repetitious How? What? Why? threads to be passively aggressively rude.;)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,923
Posted By shelbyfv

Not the first Lookie Lou on BF.:twitchy:

Not the first Lookie Lou on BF.:twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 531
Posted By shelbyfv

Thanks for sharing....

Thanks for sharing....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,923
Posted By shelbyfv

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
10-25-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,376
Posted By shelbyfv

Either my post doesn't mean what you think it...

Either my post doesn't mean what you think it means or you are being deliberately obtuse. Either way, it doesn't seem you have anything to contribute to my knowledge or appreciation of cycling. So,...
10-25-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,376
Posted By shelbyfv

Because of a routine flat tire? YES! But as I...

Because of a routine flat tire? YES! But as I mentioned, your short rides and inability to fix a flat may indicate a physical or other impairment. If that's the case then you have a special need, no...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By shelbyfv

For road and gravel bikes there was some interest...

For road and gravel bikes there was some interest a couple of years ago due to smaller chainring options. AFAIK that has faded since Shimano came out with GRX.
10-24-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,376
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 452
Posted By shelbyfv

Are you sure they aren't one and the same? Isn't...

Are you sure they aren't one and the same? Isn't your "Immortal Spirit" branded "Motobecane?" That's one of BD's house brands.
Replies: 8
Views: 5,473
Posted By shelbyfv

You probably should contact the Dead Museums...

You probably should contact the Dead Museums directly with your offer. They may not have staff scanning BF for potential acquisitions.
10-23-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,439
Posted By shelbyfv

Beyond silly.

Beyond silly.
10-18-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By shelbyfv

https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/

https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/
10-16-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,962
Posted By shelbyfv

:roflmao:Another bizarre Mulberry-ism. At least...

:roflmao:Another bizarre Mulberry-ism. At least it's not faulty mechanical advice that could hurt someone.
10-15-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,195
Posted By shelbyfv

He's probably had second thoughts, may be a...

He's probably had second thoughts, may be a little embarrassed. He got pretty limited support for his notion that Giant might owe him something beyond the warranty.
10-15-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,193
Posted By shelbyfv

#2...

#2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) . Once and done. No need to shout....
10-15-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 605
Posted By shelbyfv

Yeah, they'll probably tell you to ditch your...

Yeah, they'll probably tell you to ditch your signature as well. Guess you posted the "link" in red when it wouldn't let you post an actual link. Doesn't make them happy when we try to sneak around...
10-14-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 728
Posted By shelbyfv

^^Yep. Also if the Campy is from the past decade...

^^Yep. Also if the Campy is from the past decade springs won't do it, have to replace the entire shifter innards. This is an old saw that won't die.
10-13-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 863
Posted By shelbyfv

Any suspension on a bike in that price range will...

Any suspension on a bike in that price range will be junk. It will never work properly and will quickly die. You will be left with extra weight and hinky handling. For something functional anywhere...
10-13-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 645
Posted By shelbyfv

https://www.bikeforums.net/framebuilders/:foo:

https://www.bikeforums.net/framebuilders/:foo:
10-12-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,884
Posted By shelbyfv

After several years on Strava I can still get a...

After several years on Strava I can still get a PR if I attack the segment on a good day. I just ride, don't train and my PRs just happen. Most of them could be improved with a conscious effort. I...
10-12-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,195
Posted By shelbyfv

You can expect and hope that they last longer but...

You can expect and hope that they last longer but you have no right to demand that they last beyond the warranty. This isn't complicated.
10-12-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 688
Posted By shelbyfv

It is what it is. Ride more and hopefully you...

It is what it is. Ride more and hopefully you can improve. Even if you don't get faster it's better than sitting on the couch.:thumb:
10-12-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By shelbyfv

I think it would depend on how you use it. Uses...

I think it would depend on how you use it. Uses for a bike frame w/o a crank seem pretty limited. Wall art, yard art, mail box support.... Give us a clue:foo:
10-12-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 860
Posted By shelbyfv

Is it an upgrade when you put on the correct...

Is it an upgrade when you put on the correct part? Not surprised it works better than before.:foo:
10-12-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,195
Posted By shelbyfv

Looking at the website it seems as if Giant's...

Looking at the website it seems as if Giant's warranty for wheels is one year, same as for their other components except for frame and fork. Even if it was 2 years, you are still out of warranty. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By shelbyfv

Load free Strava on your phone, ride your route. ...

Load free Strava on your phone, ride your route. You won't have to guess at the results. 21K/13miles is short to make any judgement. Try 100K and any difference will be more apparent. :thumb:
10-11-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 856
Posted By shelbyfv

The Topstone is a nice bike. Unless you have a...

The Topstone is a nice bike. Unless you have a deformity or injury there's no reason you should not be able to become comfortable/ adapt to it. Your bars are level with your saddle, a very upright...
10-11-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 856
Posted By shelbyfv

Given all that's going on with spacers and the...

Given all that's going on with spacers and the stem, I assume the Quick is too small? You already have the Topstone bars level with the saddle, you won't get a flat bar to work for you w/o more...
10-10-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,903
Posted By shelbyfv

15mph is fast enough on a MUP. If you aren't...

15mph is fast enough on a MUP. If you aren't prepared to ride on a road, the bike you have is appropriate.
10-10-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,436
Posted By shelbyfv

Download free Strava on your phone. It will...

Download free Strava on your phone. It will track what you want and more.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By shelbyfv

At 241lbs you probably should rule out the 25s. ...

At 241lbs you probably should rule out the 25s. You'd have to pump them up hard as rocks.
10-10-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep, it seems odd that the frame and fork would...

Yep, it seems odd that the frame and fork would have been separated from what must have been a proprietary seatpost and stem. I'd be concerned about counterfeit. Very attractive frame, though of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 887
Posted By shelbyfv

First you need to define "mini...

First you need to define "mini pump....":roflmao:In case you missed it, one of our sketchier members had an amusing thread about that. Sorry, I can't seem to find it to link.:foo: Anyway, yes you can...
10-10-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,010
Posted By shelbyfv

I always pump my tires before each ride. Never...

I always pump my tires before each ride. Never thought to do otherwise.:foo:
10-10-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 630
Posted By shelbyfv

So much entertainment in this thread....

So much entertainment in this thread....
10-08-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,805
Posted By shelbyfv

I guess that's 10 speed which I really liked. ...

I guess that's 10 speed which I really liked. The problem will be finding "enthusiast" level replacement components, especially for the triple stuff. Nevertheless, you should be able to get some...
10-07-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By shelbyfv

The Park Service really should close some of the...

The Park Service really should close some of the access around Tupelo. Those folks use the Trace for their daily commutes, apparently.
10-06-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,571
Posted By shelbyfv

:bang:

:bang:
10-06-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By shelbyfv

I can't tell much about the front derailleur but...

I can't tell much about the front derailleur but if it's shimmed to fit the seat tube, one with the proper size clamp might sit a little closer.
10-06-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,631
Posted By shelbyfv

:roflmao:OK, clearly a joke thread. Someone went...

:roflmao:OK, clearly a joke thread. Someone went to a lot of effort to come up with BF's 2nd most absurd bike fit pic. Cube still holds 1st :thumb:
10-06-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 553
Posted By shelbyfv

^^^ You could still be right! OP has yet to...

^^^ You could still be right! OP has yet to explain what he means by "cantilever frame." :rolleyes:
10-05-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By shelbyfv

Sounds as if you are trying to make do with an...

Sounds as if you are trying to make do with an incorrect size bike. Sometimes it's not worth the effort.
10-05-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By shelbyfv

Very nice! Admire your flooring and the old...

Very nice! Admire your flooring and the old library table too.:thumb:
10-05-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,631
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep, some pretty strong opinions from someone new...

Yep, some pretty strong opinions from someone new to cycling. Nevertheless, kudos on so quickly joining the top 1% in MTB skills!
10-05-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 9,030
Posted By shelbyfv

Folks believe all sorts of things that are...

Folks believe all sorts of things that are unsupported by evidence. "Alternative facts" is a trendy description.:foo:
10-05-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By shelbyfv

At this point, take it to a shop. Ease into doing...

At this point, take it to a shop. Ease into doing your own maintenance, one task at a time.
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