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Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,989
Posted By Cypress

I've been in unexpected contact with plenty of...

I've been in unexpected contact with plenty of cars as well, one requiring my right knee to go under the knife a few times. I figure it's just an unfortunate part of the sport. Additionally, I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,989
Posted By Cypress

I was almost shot in high school. After that...

I was almost shot in high school. After that whole mess, I kept going back to school because I understand that the majority of days I spent at school, I was not shot at. I see the road the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,989
Posted By colnago62

We just had road rage incident between two...

We just had road rage incident between two drivers that ended in a fatality. Be carful when it comes to retaliation.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,989
Posted By eduskator

You should have stopped him to tell him ''how...

You should have stopped him to tell him ''how much'' you loved him, if you understand what I mean :) If driver gets a good scare, he won't do it again. I might sound aggressive / violent, but when it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,989
Posted By TiHabanero

About 35 years ago I was hit by a car that was...

About 35 years ago I was hit by a car that was doing 40mph. Rearended. I was in the traffic lane, but the lady didn't look before changing lanes to pass a slower moving vehicle. Three years ago I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,989
Posted By katsup

I don't like it either, but if you give a car...

I don't like it either, but if you give a car space, they will take it, even if it is too close. I try avoid routes where I have to take the lane, but sometimes they are unavoidable.

Glad you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,989
Posted By eduskator

I can tell you, if a car would pass me by that...

I can tell you, if a car would pass me by that close, and I'd be able to catch it up at a stop or a red light, I would break his mirror, and have no remorse. Some areas needs to be avoided as much as...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 12:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,425
Posted By jefscolnago

Any real benefits of 11 speed over 10 speed?

To answer your title question... um- no. Except to the manufacturers who keep you buying new stuff all the time.
01-13-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,652
Posted By StrikeLite

Seat post corrosion, quill seat posts, old...

Seat post corrosion, quill seat posts, old hardened grease and maybe affordable matching parts.
01-12-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,652
Posted By cycleheimer

Or, no set of water bottle mounts.

Or, no set of water bottle mounts.
01-10-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,652
Posted By BFisher

There just isn't much I don't like. I enjoy the...

There just isn't much I don't like. I enjoy the full variety of tire widths. Skinny and supple at the right pressure feels great! Fatties over the rough stuff is awesome!

Downtube shifters? Right...
01-10-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,652
Posted By Drynald

The weight. Especially when in carry it to my...

The weight. Especially when in carry it to my room upstair
01-09-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,652
Posted By P!N20

...my under sized garage and bank account.

...my under sized garage and bank account.
01-09-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,652
Posted By jeirvine

Everything is fine with me except I use modern...

Everything is fine with me except I use modern chains and spd pedals.
Otherwise, I'm cool with ~1978 technology.
01-09-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,652
Posted By Mr. Spadoni

I love vintage bikes except for the parts that I...

I love vintage bikes except for the parts that I really need are ones that I lost, gave away, or mangled years ago and now can’t be found without hours on the internet and a stack of cash. And...
01-08-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,652
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah, but you know what would really complete...

Yeah, but you know what would really complete your collection.... :D
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,425
Posted By daoswald

My hybrid bike is 3x8. I sometimes feel slightly...

My hybrid bike is 3x8. I sometimes feel slightly less efficient on flat sections because I'm hunting for the ideal gear that may be between two gear ratios I have available. But that's pretty rare;...
01-08-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,652
Posted By Slightspeed

Two things, toe clips and patina bikes. I raced...

Two things, toe clips and patina bikes. I raced on toe clips, cleats and straps, commuted to college with them, and rode thousands of miles with them. I discovered clipless 20 years ago, and the nice...
01-08-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,652
Posted By Brachadillo

Tiny corncob freewheels

Tiny corncob freewheels
01-08-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,652
Posted By iab

That's enough being off topic. What I don't...

That's enough being off topic. What I don't like. I can say all of the stock brakes on my vintage bikes suck. To brake is not a verb, but a suggestion. Or an abstract concept. Either way, not...
01-08-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,652
Posted By SamSpade1941

Giving this topic more thought ... Iíll add...

Giving this topic more thought ... Iíll add another one to the list. French bikes ... yes I said it so let the those of you upset with me start forming your diatribes . I love the aesthetics and...
01-08-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,652
Posted By Hajo

... except stuck seatposts. I have had to deal...

... except stuck seatposts. I have had to deal with two of them the past year and I will never ever buy another bike with a stuck seatposts.
01-08-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,652
Posted By Unca_Sam

Rust...

Rust...
01-08-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,652
Posted By clubman

....their tendency to breed like rabbits in my...

....their tendency to breed like rabbits in my basement.
01-08-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,652
Posted By ryansu

really narrow handlebars I find that on most of...

really narrow handlebars I find that on most of my keeper builds I upgrade the cockpit to Nitto or VO bars of 44cm or wider bars along with a technomic stem, I find that makes the ride very comfy. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,425
Posted By Cypress

Take that function over form stuff to the MTB...

Take that function over form stuff to the MTB forum :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,425
Posted By Branko D

You can mix and match and use 11 speed chains and...

You can mix and match and use 11 speed chains and chainrings on a 10 speed groupset.

I use 11 speed chains on a 10 speed bike, no worries. Now, if cassettes start being an issue then you will need...
01-04-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,853
Posted By dwmckee

ABSOLUTELY!!! Ride a $1200 Ultegra Bikes Direct...

ABSOLUTELY!!! Ride a $1200 Ultegra Bikes Direct bike (cheap frame, top components) then ride a Felt carbon with Tiagra (good frame, inexpensive components) and you will enjoy the Felt much much...
01-03-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,853
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

fwiw: 60 years old and riding aluminum frame on...

fwiw: 60 years old and riding aluminum frame on long (150km+) gravel grinds. Have ridden carbon bikes and found very little appreciable difference in comfort (a little easier to lift it back onto the...
01-02-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,081
Posted By ascherer

Twinning with horatio , this chrome 1970 Raleigh...

Twinning with horatio , this chrome 1970 Raleigh Pro Mk.1 frame came to me in November.
...
01-02-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,853
Posted By FlashBazbo

Until very recently, there were no benefits to a...

Until very recently, there were no benefits to a carbon frame for a gravel bike. Why? Because, until the last year or so, almost every carbon gravel bike frame weighed as much as an aluminum gravel...
12-27-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I have a Jones H-bar on my Trek 1120, which is my...

I have a Jones H-bar on my Trek 1120, which is my bikepacking bike and my favorite off pavement bike. On pavement, I mostly ride a Jamis Renegade Expert, but I ditched the drop bars years ago in...
12-27-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By westrid_dad

Also a rider with both bars on different bikes....

Also a rider with both bars on different bikes. My Surly Ogre has the Jones bars, and I love them. As mentioned, these are not intended specifically to be an aero-style bar, but you can get into a...
12-22-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By Toadmeister

Same here, got on bike with Jones bars and...

Same here, got on bike with Jones bars and another with the drop bars.

Jones bars is my fat bike, which I have another 29+ wheel set for and use for rougher gravel and muddy rides in addition to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By amerikaner

Hard to see the CR geometry so I typed it up for...

Hard to see the CR geometry so I typed it up for future reference:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/950x152/cr_works_geometry_6f1f168e047a68c73d2d66155821bf4e47152aaa.png
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By amerikaner

The engraved headbadge on head tube started...

The engraved headbadge on head tube started around 2005 but in 2005, the Agilis went to straight seat and chainstays. You have curved seat stays. Also, the head tube is not the integrated hourglass...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By BaconSandwich

Perhaps a CR? Closest match I could find. ...

Perhaps a CR? Closest match I could find.

Merlin ~ Jan 06 (http://flammerouge.eu/content/3_factsheets/biketest/merlin.htm)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Sy Reene

Similar to the Agilis or the XL Compact. The...

Similar to the Agilis or the XL Compact. The decals are aftermarket I believe. The headtube makes me think 2002 or earlier.
12-04-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 18,953
Posted By cs1

Doubtful, all the shops I've contacted said they...

Doubtful, all the shops I've contacted said they had several in every size and they went instantly.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By WhyFi

There's gotta be a serial number chart that you...

There's gotta be a serial number chart that you can reference - I'd start with that. Something like decals might not be terribly conclusive.
12-02-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By wheelsmcgee

I went the other way: Had a rigid 29er/fatbike...

I went the other way: Had a rigid 29er/fatbike that I put Jones bars on pretty much out of the gate, but eventually took them off and did a low-budget drop bar conversion.

My verdict: Jones...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,023
Posted By Shinkers

As someone who works with carbon fiber for a...

As someone who works with carbon fiber for a living, I'd clean up the divot-looking area to the bottom of the stay and then paint over it so that I forget it's there. In my experience, most carbon...
11-13-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,245
Posted By bh85

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0872_907001cc32e8c805378c00a5bb147007f41b6a28.jpg

Here is mine. It is 1x, but its a wide gear range, so you will be fine.
11-05-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 18,953
Posted By hicks

I love this bike! Got it back in June looking for...

I love this bike! Got it back in June looking for the Desert Storm but came away with the Charcoal with the tanwall tires. Really good looking bike. I've only owned or ridden a handful of bikes. This...
11-01-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,495
Posted By biketampa

I definitely prefer something larger than 38. I...

I definitely prefer something larger than 38. I ride enough gravel events where there can be a wide variety of gravel including some short single track sections or just chunkier gravel. Much better...
10-31-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 25,230
Posted By indyfabz

I nearly wiped out big time slamming on my brakes...

I nearly wiped out big time slamming on my brakes and getting out my camera to get a pic of that bear that swan across the creek. I was riding a dirt rail-trail, so traffic wasn't an issue, but boy...
10-30-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,495
Posted By drewtk

That's where I come out. Now that I've had a...

That's where I come out. Now that I've had a gravel bike for a while, I'd want more than 38mm of clearance.

Trek says the 2019 Checkpoint can handle up to 38's. Trek revised the Checkpoint for...
10-30-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,495
Posted By CodyDog

First of all, be cautious with reviews. There's a...

First of all, be cautious with reviews. There's a lot of strong opinions offered and the ones being critical may have never ridden the bike.

The Checkpoint is designed for gravel. Whether it has a...
10-30-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,495
Posted By shelbyfv

I don't know the max tire size for the Checkpoint...

I don't know the max tire size for the Checkpoint but 38 seems limiting if you are buying a new bike. Here's a thread...
10-29-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,495
Posted By CodyDog

I love my Checkpoint. It came from the factory...

I love my Checkpoint. It came from the factory with 40cm tires, has room to spare. I ride gravel, single track and chip sealed roads.
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