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10-18-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By shelbyfv

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

https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/
10-17-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By shelbyfv

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1215538-he...

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1215538-help-me-pick-wheelset-hubs-spoke-count-strength-weight.html
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By shelbyfv

https://www.bikeforums.net/clydesdales-athenas-200...

https://www.bikeforums.net/clydesdales-athenas-200-lb-91-kg/1215459-help-me-choose-wheelset-220-lbs-rider.html
10-16-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,878
Posted By shelbyfv

I recently bought a can of sardines after reading...

I recently bought a can of sardines after reading an article about how tasty and nutritious they are. I haven't had the nerve to try them yet. My wife says I shouldn't open them inside the house....
10-16-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By shelbyfv

Probably almost any 32 spoke wheel would work,...

Probably almost any 32 spoke wheel would work, your weight isn't that far from normal bike design parameters. FWIW, free Strava on your phone will give you a ballpark guess at your actual power.
10-16-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,878
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, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 376
Posted By shelbyfv

Earlier this year I bought a Wahoo Kickr from...

Earlier this year I bought a Wahoo Kickr from REI. About 5 minutes into setup the thing died. The online diagnostics check ended with "contact us for replacement." Back to REI with it and they even...
10-15-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,906
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: 40
Views: 768
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: 486
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By shelbyfv

The current SL5 is $2700. You get flat mount...

The current SL5 is $2700. You get flat mount discs, threaded bottom bracket, 12mm thru axles. Does the 2018 have all that? The frame is updated on the current Emonda, more aero supposedly. Also,...
10-15-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By shelbyfv

I've only used the cheap ones that were sold by...

I've only used the cheap ones that were sold by Nashbar and Performance. They are a consumable, the bottoms get chewed up fairly quickly. I generally enlarge the hole, makes it easier to clip in....
10-15-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By shelbyfv

Thanks for posting the link. I left a comment to...

Thanks for posting the link. I left a comment to the effect that since ebikes are clearly motorized vehicles they should be treated the same as other motorized vehicles. Even the weakest ones have...
10-15-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By shelbyfv

This is from the BF FAQ list of stuff we...

This is from the BF FAQ list of stuff we shouldn't do.
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10-15-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By shelbyfv

Yet another plug for OP's website/channel. ...

Yet another plug for OP's website/channel. Shameless....
10-14-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,240
Posted By shelbyfv

I haven't heard any more local loose axle...

I haven't heard any more local loose axle stories. Maybe folks are learning that they do need to be properly tightened. I ordered one from Robert Axle Project. A nice product, could be cranked...
10-14-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 630
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,823
Posted By shelbyfv

Agree that 6700 would be a big negative. I had...

Agree that 6700 would be a big negative. I had both 7900 and 6700 shifters and they both sucked and died early. Shimano's first attempt at under bar wrap cable routing. I was happy to go back to...
10-14-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By shelbyfv

A friend tried some version of airless tires a...

A friend tried some version of airless tires a few years ago. They were unrideable.
10-13-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,695
Posted By shelbyfv

Absolutely agree, +1:thumb:

Absolutely agree, +1:thumb:
10-13-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 779
Posted By shelbyfv

^^I think they are investigating:thumb:More...

^^I think they are investigating:thumb:More reports may speed things up.
10-13-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 630
Posted By shelbyfv

The fit is key. If the Look doesn't fit, move...

The fit is key. If the Look doesn't fit, move on. If it does fit and you feel the need to change the entire group, you don't need to pay $2000 for 12 speed Record. You can get either a Chorus or...
10-13-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,823
Posted By shelbyfv

If you mean 23mm tires that would rule it out for...

If you mean 23mm tires that would rule it out for me, the bike world has moved on. The Vitus looks really nice. Hydraulic discs, thru axles, full 7000 group, clearance for 32mm tires.:thumb:
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By shelbyfv

I suggest you continue doing what works for...

I suggest you continue doing what works for you.:thumb:
10-13-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 581
Posted By shelbyfv

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

https://www.bikeforums.net/framebuilders/:foo:
10-12-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 575
Posted By shelbyfv

:roflmao::beer:

:roflmao::beer:
10-12-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,586
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, 01:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,906
Posted By shelbyfv

We'll just have to disagree and see how it turns...

We'll just have to disagree and see how it turns out for OP.
10-12-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,906
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, 01:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,906
Posted By shelbyfv

If it lasts the life of the warranty, how is it...

If it lasts the life of the warranty, how is it "faulty" when it dies? Just because someone scammed the legal system vs a pool company doesn't mean it's right or to be expected. OP got what he paid...
10-12-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 617
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, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By shelbyfv

Rider weight limit for the Troll is 300#. ...

Rider weight limit for the Troll is 300#. However, your 400# is probably out of spec for anything other than a Worksman. Whatever you get you'll be rolling the dice. Look for high spoke count...
10-12-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 458
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: 779
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: 1,906
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. ...
10-12-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep, the component level makes a lot of sense for...

Yep, the component level makes a lot of sense for that sort of use. Just fix it so it works correctly.
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By shelbyfv

Waiting for pics! It's a stretch to call it ...

Waiting for pics! It's a stretch to call it "gravel" with only 32s but sounds like a cool bike nevertheless.:thumb:
10-12-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,672
Posted By shelbyfv

^^Pic added^^ :thumb:

^^Pic added^^ :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
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, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 592
Posted By shelbyfv

Our sales tax is 10%. It does sting when you buy...

Our sales tax is 10%. It does sting when you buy a car or RV. Then again, someone has to pay for services.:foo:
10-11-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 773
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, 08:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 570
Posted By shelbyfv

"Direct mount" refers to low profile caliper...

"Direct mount" refers to low profile caliper brakes that attach to specific frame and fork mounting points. They are primarily used on TT or Tri bikes. They've been around for just a few years and...
10-11-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 570
Posted By shelbyfv

I guess OP isn't going to show us these unique...

I guess OP isn't going to show us these unique frames. :foo: Bummer. I get the impression from this and the several other related threads that "direct mount" and "mini-V" mean something different to...
10-11-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 773
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...
Replies: 5
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Views: 277
Posted By shelbyfv

There is a bike charity here that will take...

There is a bike charity here that will take random parts that I have no use for. Maybe you have something similar or a co-op you could give it to. If it's aluminum you may be able to put it in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 900
Posted By shelbyfv

I carry the Park adhesive patches and replace...

I carry the Park adhesive patches and replace them after a few years. I haven't bothered to check if the old ones are still sticky but that might be interesting to know. I may still have a pack of...
10-11-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 401
Posted By shelbyfv

If you can't find similar sales on ebay, your...

If you can't find similar sales on ebay, your best bet would be to acquire the stem, seatpost, brakes(?) and any other proprietary missing parts. Then determine the most closely related current...
10-11-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By shelbyfv

Given OP's massive saddle to bar drop, it's going...

Given OP's massive saddle to bar drop, it's going to be really interesting to see how he achieves his "fully aero position" with a flat back. Much more flexible than most folks, for sure.:thumb: ...
10-11-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By shelbyfv

Could you provide a pic of yourself in the aero...

Could you provide a pic of yourself in the aero position? Thanks!
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