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I started riding as a cheaper way to get to...

I started riding as a cheaper way to get to college when I was about 20yo but I quickly found I enjoyed it so would venture further from home till I was riding 50 or 60 km rides from my home in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 12:32 PM
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I had a Campy build bike 10 years ago (Centaur...

I had a Campy build bike 10 years ago (Centaur 10spd) but have been swapping every part that needs replacing with Shimano or other brands and now left with just the levers and UltraTorque cranks....
03-27-20, 07:11 PM
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Posted By bluehills3149

No. What you are feeling is the gyroscopic force...

No. What you are feeling is the gyroscopic force of the platter spinning which resists movement. Get a bike wheel, hold it in one hand on the axle and spin it and then try move it around and you'll...
03-27-20, 06:11 PM
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Posted By bluehills3149

I have a Bryton Rider 10e. It's a very basic GPS...

I have a Bryton Rider 10e. It's a very basic GPS computer - no routing, maps or anything fancy - just gives you basic speed/distance etc and will record your ride via GPS. Although I've never had a...
03-26-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 13,681
Posted By bluehills3149

This is my do-it-all Ironman. Hauled a 50lb bag...

This is my do-it-all Ironman. Hauled a 50lb bag of cement on top of the bars last week. Grocery bags I just dangle off the end of the bars while I try to stop them swinging into the...
03-23-20, 08:13 PM
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Posted By bluehills3149

Went for a ride in my local park in Brooklyn NY...

Went for a ride in my local park in Brooklyn NY which is full of trails, most of which are not on any maps. ...
03-20-20, 05:55 PM
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Posted By bluehills3149

Although I also think the risk is minimal - the...

Although I also think the risk is minimal - the scrap value is pennies but I guess if you had super nice bars like these, perhaps. One trick I've seen in New York is to fill the allen key hole with...
03-10-20, 05:12 PM
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Views: 483
Posted By bluehills3149

On steel frames, the rear dropout is both hard...

On steel frames, the rear dropout is both hard and "tough" so it can withstand the quick-release scraping but the hanger is tough enough that it can also be bent back numerous times before they...
02-29-20, 09:07 PM
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Views: 466
Posted By bluehills3149

Here's some of the stuff I've loaded onto my...

Here's some of the stuff I've loaded onto my handlebars while riding (and we're talking vintage road quill stem and 25mm bars which are weaker than fat MTB stems/bars)
-people sitting on them....
01-07-20, 03:59 PM
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Posted By bluehills3149

Personally, I'd very very cautious about this...

Personally, I'd very very cautious about this project. If you have most of the parts lying around it's one thing but once you start buying new wheels, a groupset, stem, bars, seat etc (not to mention...
09-16-19, 04:21 PM
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Posted By bluehills3149

Nice read. Is the author of the piece "that" Gary...

Nice read. Is the author of the piece "that" Gary Fisher?
And I like this "Some riders feel the 42 tooth crankset and the 28 teeth on the rear do not give them low enough gearing for touring." Count...
06-26-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,691
Posted By bluehills3149

Here's my budget gravel bike. An old Nishiki...

Here's my budget gravel bike. An old Nishiki frame I found was the doner - it originally came with 27" wheels and CrMo main tubes - nothing special. Converted to 700 wheels to give a bit more tire...
05-21-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By bluehills3149

This is the parts diagram from Campy 2006 and its...

This is the parts diagram from Campy 2006 and its part number EC-MI228 indicates it is the same as the Mirage(and I have a 9spd Mirage lever also with the broken lever). But I am almost sure any...
08-12-18, 09:01 PM
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Views: 10,280
Posted By bluehills3149

About 20 years ago I set out to build the...

About 20 years ago I set out to build the brightest bike lamp possible. Using a fancy 20w halogen MR16 bulb that had some (expensive at the time) tech that meant it put out the equivalent of a usual...
07-11-17, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,897
Posted By bluehills3149

The definitive guide to derailleur cable pull

Following on from the excellent post "The Definitive (But Wildly Inaccurate) Guide to Brake Cable Pull Ratios" I thought I'd do the same for gear cable but as gears are indexed (usually) it is a bit...
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