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08-18-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,393
Posted By shelbyfv

Used bike, I'd be surprised if you were able to...

Used bike, I'd be surprised if you were able to know this. Share your secret? :troll:
08-17-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 474
Posted By shelbyfv

You aren't going to get a new bike that doesn't...

You aren't going to get a new bike that doesn't come with compromises for the price he advocates. Your bike has basic 105 but current features like hydraulic discs, so you won't be feeling the need...
08-17-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,393
Posted By shelbyfv

As always mentioned in these threads, shops don't...

As always mentioned in these threads, shops don't necessarily want every customer. Sometimes it's just not worth it.
08-16-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,393
Posted By shelbyfv

First visit you were a potential customer. ...

First visit you were a potential customer. Second visit, you chose to not be a customer after hearing the cost of service. Hanging around the shop for two hours seems kind of creepy. :twitchy:...
08-16-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By shelbyfv

Good report, thanks!

Good report, thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,341
Posted By shelbyfv

That's a lot of words, even with the paragraphs!

That's a lot of words, even with the paragraphs!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 879
Posted By shelbyfv

No clue, I just learned of it in this very...

No clue, I just learned of it in this very thread:)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 839
Posted By shelbyfv

No question that outlier stem sizes can help make...

No question that outlier stem sizes can help make an incorrectly sized frame more usable. Hopefully OP has a frame that is correctly sized for him!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 879
Posted By shelbyfv

Nice rims of course, "However, road finds the...

Nice rims of course, "However, road finds the sweet spot at 30mm outer width....":rolleyes:
08-15-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By shelbyfv

+1 Years ago I had a bike with disc and a QR....

+1 Years ago I had a bike with disc and a QR. Never again. The thru axle I have now requires that I loosen it slightly to close the lever. Seems iffy to me so I probably should replace it with the...
08-14-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By shelbyfv

So sorry to hear of this. I hope an especially...

So sorry to hear of this. I hope an especially nasty future awaits those who prey on the lonely. Best wishes and trust you'll find someone soon! It's never too late:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 879
Posted By shelbyfv

Good to know. I've wondered when this would be...

Good to know. I've wondered when this would be resolved. Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,922
Posted By shelbyfv

They only stock Passion Fruit flavor at Costco. ...

They only stock Passion Fruit flavor at Costco. Very light, easy to chug.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,922
Posted By shelbyfv

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I recently began using this "Liquid IV." Despite the name, it's a powder. It...
08-14-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By shelbyfv

Thanks all. It seems nothing is going on beyond...

Thanks all. It seems nothing is going on beyond user error;)
08-13-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By shelbyfv

Stolen bike?

Stolen bike?
08-13-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 632
Posted By shelbyfv

I think the idea was to gain stability and...

I think the idea was to gain stability and leverage. No reason to not use the chainwhip.
08-13-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,890
Posted By shelbyfv

Asking to know when and how it will fail is...

Asking to know when and how it will fail is asking the impossible, as is how badly you will be hurt when it does fail. If I were to tell you "it will be OK if you ride gently and only split like a...
08-13-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 632
Posted By shelbyfv

W/O a vise, look around for something else...

W/O a vise, look around for something else immovable that will hold at least two sides of the lock ring tool. Even 2X4s temporarily tacked down to a deck.
08-12-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By shelbyfv

Don't know. I only have one bike with thru axle,...

Don't know. I only have one bike with thru axle, so not an expert. It looks as if the ends of the hubs sit in shallow indents in the fork. The axle pulls everything tight. The axle shows no sign...
08-12-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By shelbyfv

Thru axle loosening?

A friend told me that his front thru axle loosened on a ride this weekend. The wheel cocked enough that the disc brake grabbed. Fortunately he was going uphill and was able to get a foot down. He...
08-12-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 520
Posted By shelbyfv

I think chuck wedges are the preferred method. ...

I think chuck wedges are the preferred method. I've also read that you can loosen the crank bolt and carefully ride around until the crank comes free. Never tried it.
08-12-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,759
Posted By shelbyfv

Several years ago, our nitwits in TN took time...

Several years ago, our nitwits in TN took time off from fondling their fetus totems and Confederate artifacts to pass a 3 foot law. If anyone has ever been charged, I've not heard of it.
08-12-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,478
Posted By shelbyfv

Same as his last one and the one before and the...

Same as his last one and the one before and the one before....
08-12-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,040
Posted By shelbyfv

This story might deserve a thread of it's own! ...

This story might deserve a thread of it's own! Never had police ask me about my wheels or any other part of my bike. :foo:
08-12-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,080
Posted By shelbyfv

You really need to move. Clearly everything in...

You really need to move. Clearly everything in Lawton OK has turned against you.
08-12-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,324
Posted By shelbyfv

OK, guess I'm just a poor student as the lesson I...

OK, guess I'm just a poor student as the lesson I was meant to learn from this thread still eludes me. Thanks for trying!
08-12-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 125,517
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep, they are proud of their large rings. I'm...

Yep, they are proud of their large rings. I'm using a 46-34 on one road bike and I rarely miss the 50. If it's a nicer crank than what you have on another bike, may as well give it a try.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,583
Posted By shelbyfv

OP probably doesn't have your access to really...

OP probably doesn't have your access to really great deals:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By shelbyfv

When you "discover" the brand, please post a link...

When you "discover" the brand, please post a link so we can all order some!
08-12-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By shelbyfv

Dr Pimple Popper. Enjoy!...

Dr Pimple Popper. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgrsF4TYwmrV0QsXb8AoeHQ (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgrsF4TYwmrV0QsXb8AoeHQ)
08-11-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,324
Posted By shelbyfv

Sure seems you were asking a question but now...

Sure seems you were asking a question but now it's obvious? Don't see the point. Not "bearings" BTW.
08-11-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,890
Posted By shelbyfv

Post 27 shows all you need to know. Your frame...

Post 27 shows all you need to know. Your frame has a crease, ripple, dingleberry or whatever where it shouldn't. Get your money back, move on.
08-11-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,324
Posted By shelbyfv

So this was a test? :foo:

So this was a test? :foo:
08-10-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,324
Posted By shelbyfv

:thumb: Especially on old hubs like those, any...

:thumb: Especially on old hubs like those, any "excess" will just push past the seals.
08-10-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,783
Posted By shelbyfv

Very nice pics!:thumb:

Very nice pics!:thumb:
08-09-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,040
Posted By shelbyfv

This what I use. I think it is obviously more...

This what I use. I think it is obviously more compact and elegant. I have tube, CO2, patches, multi tool, spare quick links, cleat bolts, a short bit of derailleur cable, zip ties, $, a handy wipe,...
08-09-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,040
Posted By shelbyfv

Most folks are able to carry what they need for...

Most folks are able to carry what they need for flats and bike repair in a small saddle pack. Nevertheless, I can see the box being useful for lunch and adult beverage, maybe a jacket.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By shelbyfv

Another vote for #3...

Another vote for #3 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) . Small premium over the 105. You may also be getting nicer wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,040
Posted By shelbyfv

Six posts by that newest user name....

Six posts by that newest user name....
08-07-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,726
Posted By shelbyfv

Five years on, the choices of mechanical...

Five years on, the choices of mechanical odometers have likely diminished.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,589
Posted By shelbyfv

You could check prior posts and come to your own...

You could check prior posts and come to your own conclusion. May even be amusing!
08-07-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,997
Posted By shelbyfv

I expect you'll enjoy a modern group and the...

I expect you'll enjoy a modern group and the frame is nice enough to justify it. You need a lot more saddle time, 32 mile rides won't cut it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By shelbyfv

Brass nips are more durable and forgiving of...

Brass nips are more durable and forgiving of hamfisted fiddlers like myself. If those wheels have them it's another plus, IMO.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,589
Posted By shelbyfv

Apparently not. Owning an actual bike might...

Apparently not. Owning an actual bike might reduce keyboard time as well as address those health issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By shelbyfv

Why take a chance? Send it back.

Why take a chance? Send it back.
08-07-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 125,517
Posted By shelbyfv

Yes:thumb:

Yes:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By shelbyfv

For under $200 those seem like a good choice. I...

For under $200 those seem like a good choice. I don't think Fulcrum uses anything proprietary at that level. Nipples are a non-issue. If they are aluminum and you bugger them, just replace when...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,589
Posted By shelbyfv

Shameless and persistent.

Shameless and persistent.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,045
Posted By shelbyfv

Or even one, apparently.:roflmao:

Or even one, apparently.:roflmao:
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