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04-05-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By dsaul

The 8 speed Acera rear derailleur will work just...

The 8 speed Acera rear derailleur will work just fine with a 9 speed cassette and 9 speed shifter.
04-04-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By Bill Kapaun

SORA 3300 was 8 speed. Match the shifter to the...

SORA 3300 was 8 speed.
Match the shifter to the # of cogs. Either 8:8 or 9:9.
9 speed will require 9 speed chain.
04-04-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By 70sSanO

I’m not aware of 8 speed Sora but since you had...

I’m not aware of 8 speed Sora but since you had one figured maybe way back. 9 speed shifters won’t work with an 8 speed cassette. They should work with the Acera read derailleur.

John

Edit...
04-04-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By 70sSanO

8 speed Shimano Sora shifters will work with 8...

8 speed Shimano Sora shifters will work with 8 speed cassette and Acera rear derailleur.

If there is a mtb front derailleur, it won’t work with the Sora shifters because the cable attach point...
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By gixer

I'll bow to Tigat's experience with road bikes,...

I'll bow to Tigat's experience with road bikes, but i've felt pretty stable on all the bikes i've ridden since my injury (2003), even without steering dampers (mates bikes i've borrowed)
I'm...
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By gixer

Another one handed rider here I'm on a mountain...

Another one handed rider here
I'm on a mountain bike though as road riding here (Greece) is too dangerous

As i'm 99% offroad i prefer to have some control over how much brake force i apply to the...
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By tigat

My first observation is your practice speed may...

My first observation is your practice speed may be too slow. You're not letting a rolling bike's desire to stay upright and in line help you. Having the seat too low is also not great for riding...
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By tigat

You can probably train yourself to do anything,...

You can probably train yourself to do anything, but I think getting used to the pull and balance riding one-handed might be safer in the long run:)
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By tigat

Sorry to hear about your injury. As someone who...

Sorry to hear about your injury. As someone who has been riding one-handed for 47 years, I can promise you the steering/balance issues fade over time.

If you go back a month or so, I have a post...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-15-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 862
Posted By Tom L

the full suspension on my mtb has sent me over a...

the full suspension on my mtb has sent me over a few times, when you hit something at a good speed the front fork will fully compress
and as it does it gets lower to the ground, which then causes...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-15-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 862
Posted By Tom L

I'D say no also, I've had more over the bar...

I'D say no also, I've had more over the bar moments on my full suspension mtb, the front shock compresses and rockets you over as it
springs back. my fat bike with no suspension has been better.
03-14-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By Manster

So... You are out in that mess filtering with the...

So... You are out in that mess filtering with the motorcycles and scooters? Wear whatever you need to. if you are worried about looking like more of a target make them black with chrome studs...
03-08-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,079
Posted By timtak

I am finding that all I need to do is to put my...

I am finding that all I need to do is to put my timtaked bike back to normal and my hips are okay. Timtakery is okay when you are young perhaps but since I was only using my quads it nearly resulted...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,820
Posted By msu2001la

Just a reminder: The only reason I mentioned...

Just a reminder: The only reason I mentioned Ronan McLaughlin's everesting bike in this thread is because his cut-off-the-drops bar is what the OP was trying to achieve by buying a bullhorn and...
03-03-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,075
Posted By Dirk de Chablis

In the days before Sports Nutrition, we would use...

In the days before Sports Nutrition, we would use 60% Water, 40% Fruit Juice with a pinch of salt, we would also use flat diet coke (diet coke contains more caffiene than normal coke) and for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,820
Posted By Blues

Flipped drop bars

I think this is a common method off flipping the drop bars. I left enough of the drop to mount my mirror. This arrangement is a effort to fit the bike to my "Old Geezer" physical limitations. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,820
Posted By msu2001la

The bullhorn bars I'm familar with are definitely...

The bullhorn bars I'm familar with are definitely not the same as a dropbar without the drops, flipped over. Even if you flipped them over, the extensions are much longer, and the bar doesn't curve...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,820
Posted By WhyFi

If you think that your hoods are as secure as...

If you think that your hoods are as secure as your drops, you haven't used your drops nearly enough.



Then you should work on the rest of your setup. Drop bars should give you multiple viable...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,820
Posted By surak

In pre-COVID times there was a guy who would show...

In pre-COVID times there was a guy who would show up to the group rides run by our club with bullhorns on a flatbar, road-ish MTB setup. That was the least of our concerns. More that he'd ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,820
Posted By big john

You should ask the group you want to ride with....

You should ask the group you want to ride with. It would be ok with my club if you can handle the bike.
03-01-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,870
Posted By vane171

On one rare occasion I got passed by a solo rider...

On one rare occasion I got passed by a solo rider and I hooked on and we rode like that until we came to town and only reason I didn't go to the front was that the guy wouldn't let up (he knew all...
02-23-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,075
Posted By mr_pedro

Indeed, all depends how intense the ride. For...

Indeed, all depends how intense the ride. For most rides up to 2 hours it is not strictly needed to take carbs, but it makes it so much easier to go hard.

On the harder workouts, that for me can...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-23-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By Hypno Toad

For the tall/short rider comment, this Toad is...

For the tall/short rider comment, this Toad is rough 6ft tall ... but Frau Toad is around 5'2" and doesn't have an issue with the Pugsley Q. She's riding platform pedals, offer a little more...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-23-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By KPREN

The way I am put together the huge Q factor on...

The way I am put together the huge Q factor on the 120mm BB is a god send. My knees no longer hurt.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-23-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By Rage

I can notice the difference but it isn’t an...

I can notice the difference but it isn’t an issue. And my knees are pretty wrecked.
But I rarely get the chance to ride it. I only ever take it out when it’s snowing pretty good.
So that may be a...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-23-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By prj71

Salsa Beargrease has a 197mm rear hub. Unless...

Salsa Beargrease has a 197mm rear hub. Unless you are talking about an older model.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-23-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By 79pmooney

No. Those Q-factors are so far beyond anything...

No. Those Q-factors are so far beyond anything my knees should ever see that I just leave fatbikes in the showroom.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-23-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By revcp

Yeah, it's a real thing

When switching to the fat bike, I would have a few weeks of soreness in hip muscles. I would eventually adapt, but it required a lot of riding. If you think it might be an issue, look at the Otso...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-23-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Probably less a problem for tall riders. You need...

Probably less a problem for tall riders. You need to do some extended riding to find out if it bothers you. So a parking lot demo with an LBS won't tell the whole story.

if you are OK with a...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-23-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'll second D-Fuzz - If I take some time off...

I'll second D-Fuzz - If I take some time off riding my fatbike, I feel it in my inner knee and some in my hips and it does feel just a little odd. However, IME the body adjusts to the wider stance...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-23-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By D-Fuzz

I noticed some discomfort in my knees and hips...

I noticed some discomfort in my knees and hips when I first started riding this winter but my body has adapted and I don't notice it at all anymore.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-23-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By KPREN

Q factor is one of those things that is unique to...

Q factor is one of those things that is unique to each individual due to your physic. It's more like fitting shoes. You will have to try one. They can be rented. I know many ski resorts rent them.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-23-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By prj71

I jump from road, to mountain to fat bike all the...

I jump from road, to mountain to fat bike all the time. Q-factor isn't even noticeable to me at all.

If you think it's going to be a problem, try to make sure whatever fat bike you choose has...
02-22-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,576
Posted By franswa

Before reading your reply I thought to myself it...

Before reading your reply I thought to myself it could be the angle of The handlebars and maybe rotating them down would provide more consistent control on turns.

I might be inclined to unwrap,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 921
Posted By Bigbus

Sounds like time for a Fat Tire bike....

Sounds like time for a Fat Tire bike. https://www.ramforum.com/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/hat.gif
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,401
Posted By Branko D

There's GP5000s for that, all around tire which...

There's GP5000s for that, all around tire which has a puncture protection layer which works well, rolls well and grip is good in all sorts of conditions.

If it's not good enough, I'd try that in...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,401
Posted By Symox

You might want to try this tire

I bought a set of Panaracer Gravelking SKs on my fixie/single speed to convert it to a psuedo gravel/road beater bike. I didn't know what to expect but these are fantastic tires on gravel and road. ...
02-18-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,552
Posted By asgelle

This might help....

This might help....
02-07-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,213
Posted By timtak

I could start a new thread but I prefer to keep...

I could start a new thread but I prefer to keep useful (the above was, I am not sure if mine will be) information together. Sciatica! (https://www.bikeforums.net/pills-ills/1166160-sciatica.html) and...
02-07-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,786
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Lots of folks in the general population squat...

Lots of folks in the general population squat twice their body weight? You must not have looked at any of my links.

It's hard to prove anything about the training regimes of pro riders. It's all a...
02-06-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,786
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Nicely done! From my experience and the...

Nicely done!

From my experience and the literature, it seems to me that road cyclists should both increase strength and delay fatigue. The interesting thing is that strength training does both. As...
02-06-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,786
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Do you monitor HR? If so, what's it like when you...

Do you monitor HR? If so, what's it like when you do this? I'm curious, because back when I did those single speed rides, I found that no matter how hard I pushed, my HR never came very high. Cadence...
02-06-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,786
Posted By BillyD

Uh huh, but that’s not your job to judge, that’s...

Uh huh, but that’s not your job to judge, that’s our job. That’s only what you consider a loophole.

Now, you can play with fire if you want, but don’t cry and make excuses when you get burnt.
...
02-06-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,786
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I have a personal interest in all things cycling,...

I have a personal interest in all things cycling, so not at all for nothing. I learned a little more. I'm a sucker for a little research project. More knowledge is better than less even if no one...
02-05-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,786
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Gaining weight from strength work is a function...

Gaining weight from strength work is a function of caloric intake, not how much work you're doing. I had a period a couple years ago when I increased my strength work and protein intake, but lost a...
02-04-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,746
Posted By mack_turtle

I'm done here. good luck with your bike. you've...

I'm done here. good luck with your bike. you've been nothing but ignorant, dense, combative, willfully misleading, and ungrateful. people can help you with bike fitting if you listen, but only you...
02-03-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,786
Posted By Hermes

Here is an article from our own BF Track Racing...

Here is an article from our own BF Track Racing forum by the Australian National Team strength coach. It is about track sprinting and strength training....
02-02-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,887
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If someone can find a study that showed...

If someone can find a study that showed bodyweight strength work increased the cycling performance of well-trained cyclists, we'd all love to see it. I don't think it exists. There are studies which...
02-02-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,070
Posted By aplcr0331

Cool. I was booking down the highway in the...

Cool.

I was booking down the highway in the little ring, as I do from time to time, and a trucker I was drafting kept putting fingers out his window to let me know my speed.

Later me and my...
02-02-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,746
Posted By mack_turtle

everything about your fit is stupid. I tried to...

everything about your fit is stupid. I tried to help, but I don't have time for sheer willful ignorance. I will continue to contradict all the ignorant crap you post on this forum whenever...
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