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Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,682
Posted By Leinster

It's HufPo, so it's clickbaity, but some...

It's HufPo, so it's clickbaity, but some interesting stats here. TLDR; Grownups are riding bikes more (commuting, leisure etc) but kids are riding less.
...
02-20-20, 03:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By Leinster

If you're willing to go to Marin, Cavedale in...

If you're willing to go to Marin, Cavedale in Sonoma is a tough one. 1,900ft, and very exposed.

https://www.strava.com/segments/954038

If you continue over the top and descend Trinity Road into...
02-18-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Leinster

If you hate cables, why not switch to etap?...

If you hate cables, why not switch to etap? Replacing cables with hydraulics isnít going to make maintenance easier or less messy.

Hydraulics work great for brakes. But I have yet to see a review...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,682
Posted By Leinster

I thought I actually described the distinguishing...

I thought I actually described the distinguishing characteristic of road riding; that the bikes are fundamentally built to ride on a hard, paved surface. Yes, you can take your smooth-tyred aero...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,682
Posted By Leinster

The multiple road styles all depend on some sort...

The multiple road styles all depend on some sort of paved surface, be it concrete, asphalt, mortared stone, or at the very least hard-compacted and graded earthen surface. Without that binding of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,682
Posted By Leinster

Looking at my kids now as they progress past...

Looking at my kids now as they progress past strider bikes and stabilisers, Iíll be happy for them to be riding to their friendsí houses and to school and to the ice cream shop by the age of 8 or 10....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,682
Posted By Leinster

I know so many people who ride now, who didnít...

I know so many people who ride now, who didnít when they were younger. I know this because I grew up with a lot of them. I mean, sure some of us would ride our bmxes to the local park or to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,682
Posted By Leinster

Well, it is February. I see loss of kids...

Well, it is February.

I see loss of kids out riding bikes around here. The BMX track is busy every Saturday and Thursday night. The skate park always has kids pulling jumps and other tricks. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,577
Posted By Leinster

This. One option is to buy a complete bike...

This.

One option is to buy a complete bike thatís close to the spec you want, and then upgrade. You can then sell parts on eBay as you replace them (or keep as spares, eg wheels) Bonus to this is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,682
Posted By Leinster

A 50+ mile bike trail is being built through the...

A 50+ mile bike trail is being built through the middle of the Valley where I live. I see bikes on it constantly, at all hours of day and night, and the sections up to the far north of the valley...
02-04-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,516
Posted By Leinster

It might be that Cannings just doesnít want to be...

It might be that Cannings just doesnít want to be on camera all the time. Lasty seems to be still hanging about, but not getting any air time at all. And John ďChocolate VoiceĒ Bevan is still doing...
01-29-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,026
Posted By Leinster

I sprayed up a bike for my son with it. It looks...

I sprayed up a bike for my son with it. It looks good, but he hasn't started riding it yet, so can't speak to durability.

Very easy to spray on.
01-29-20, 02:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,177
Posted By Leinster

Great to hear the Sachs parts still work great....

Great to hear the Sachs parts still work great. Are you still using the same brakes? I remember mine being awful, seriously spongey.

I'm not sure what direction I'll go with the build; if I'll...
01-28-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,177
Posted By Leinster

not so much the particular colour, but any...

not so much the particular colour, but any painted finish on components is going to take a beating. That crank would look just as torn-up if it was red, blue, black, whatever.

The brakes appear to...
01-28-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,177
Posted By Leinster

Any update on this bike? How do the project go? ...

Any update on this bike? How do the project go?

I had a Mont Blanc as one of my first ever road bikes. Long story short, the frame is hanging up in my parentsí garage these many years, and Iím...
01-27-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,666
Posted By Leinster

REI sell a few different brands, but also their...

REI sell a few different brands, but also their own Co-Op brand. Co-Op replaced Novara a couple years ago, and some of their mtb/gravel/touring bikes look pretty modern and up-to-date, where before a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,443
Posted By Leinster

Obligatory photo of Conor Dunne with whichever...

Obligatory photo of Conor Dunne with whichever shorty he happened to be standing near at the time...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,317
Posted By Leinster

Iíve always said Campag. Itís the accepted...

Iíve always said Campag. Itís the accepted nomenclature in the UK and Ireland. In early 90ís, pre-Celtic Tiger Dublin, talking about Campag was always purely aspirational. I knew one lad who had...
01-23-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By Leinster

If the plan is to be able to ride flats, and...

If the plan is to be able to ride flats, and maybe transition to clips in the future, I would go with something with a flatter sole than the Explore. Lots of brands have a shoe with essentially a...
01-23-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,666
Posted By Leinster

SRAM joined the big boys when they took over the...

SRAM joined the big boys when they took over the old Sachs-Huret factories in Germany. Rival was originally the name of a Sachs line of road bike components. So SRAM has some Euro-cred.
01-23-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,666
Posted By Leinster

I think itís unfair to say theyíre not...

I think itís unfair to say theyíre not innovative. The original TCR basically invented (well, borrowed/stole from MTB) compact frame geometry and has influenced how every road bike has looked ever...
01-22-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,666
Posted By Leinster

Theyíre the biggest bike company in the world....

Theyíre the biggest bike company in the world. Itís economies of scale writ large. They probably pay Shimano or Schwabís a lot less per derailleur or tyre than most other manufacturers, and so can...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,352
Posted By Leinster

Presumably you carry the WD40 in a bottle cage.

Presumably you carry the WD40 in a bottle cage.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,352
Posted By Leinster

Iíve been able to open them by hand no problem....

Iíve been able to open them by hand no problem. Last time it happened was with a 9spd chain, and granted 11s might be different.
01-21-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By Leinster

Like any sport, youíre looking at about 1/10 of...

Like any sport, youíre looking at about 1/10 of 1% of the population who are even born with the athletic ability to compete. You donít necessarily need to have inherited the genes from a parent or...
01-21-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By Leinster

My understanding is Shimano sponsor some teams...

My understanding is Shimano sponsor some teams (thereís a reason Sunweb used to be called Giant-Shimano), but a lot of other teams buy Shimano transmissions but use a mix and match of other...
01-20-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,599
Posted By Leinster

The dimples on the chainstays are identical to...

The dimples on the chainstays are identical to the dimples on my Crit Series of similar vintage. The dimple on the seat stay... not so much.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,317
Posted By Leinster

I think it ought to at least double up for...

I think it ought to at least double up for pulling cranks or something.
01-15-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,220
Posted By Leinster

If you can stretch to $500, do that. I canít...

If you can stretch to $500, do that. I canít speak for pricing in your LBS in the Philippines, but here in the US, $500 will get you a nice, brand-name, aluminum hard tail mountain bike, probably...
01-13-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 591
Posted By Leinster

Yes, this is precisely what I was thinking of,...

Yes, this is precisely what I was thinking of, and good to hear itís been done. The wheel building sounds intimidating though...

Mind if I ask where you sourced the frames? Used? Or just buy a...
01-13-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 591
Posted By Leinster

interested in this topic as my twins are 4-1/2,...

interested in this topic as my twins are 4-1/2, and I will have to do something like this some day in the future.

Iím a non-fan of gripshifts myself, and have seen a few posts here suggesting...
01-13-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By Leinster

I keep reading/hearing people swearing by nail...

I keep reading/hearing people swearing by nail polish for this kind of thing. Depending on how extensive your paint damage is, that might be your most practical and cost effective way of doing it.
...
01-13-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By Leinster

Brightness. USB (or similar) rechargeable ...

Brightness.
USB (or similar) rechargeable
Long battery life off a charge.
Easy on-switch, preferably that can be actuated with gloves on.
Easy to mount and dismount, and transferable between...
01-13-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,332
Posted By Leinster

I had the Fastback 2005 model, Tiagra shifters,...

I had the Fastback 2005 model, Tiagra shifters, 105 derailleurs, 3x9. Off-brand everything else. Cost me $500 in the Black Friday sale at Performance. Absolutely fantastic bike even if Iíd paid...
01-13-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,480
Posted By Leinster

I came into this thread specifically to mention...

I came into this thread specifically to mention the Fairfax museum. Itís a nice little spot with very friendly staff. They were happy to put on some videos for the kids while I checked out all the...
01-09-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 513
Posted By Leinster

Lower gears (either a smaller chainring or larger...

Lower gears (either a smaller chainring or larger cassette)

E-bike conversion. (Iím currently looking into this for our Yuba Mundo, but yet to pull the trigger).

Stick to flatter routes where...
01-07-20, 01:50 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,474
Posted By Leinster

That is a beauty, and ties in well with mine; ...

That is a beauty, and ties in well with mine;

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1054x796/mbk_6478629c2fa62876e788bc96214f227a2d962455.jpg
Criq rode for Lotto-MBK in his last...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 02:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,609
Posted By Leinster

This winter I've been using my main bike, for a...

This winter I've been using my main bike, for a few different reasons. Not least of which is that I don't get out on the road much, so it's about the only chance I get to actually ride it. If/when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,257
Posted By Leinster

I think you just demonstrated the exact theory...

I think you just demonstrated the exact theory behind the Armstrong method. At the higher cadence, your heart and lungs worked harder and your legs worked less.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By Leinster

I got my first bike with clips and straps for...

I got my first bike with clips and straps for Christmas before my 13th birthday. I had to save up for my first proper cycling shoes, and then a pair of Look pedals. Fast forward 20 years, and I got...
01-02-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 530
Posted By Leinster

7 miles on NYD for our 11-month oldís first ever...

7 miles on NYD for our 11-month oldís first ever bike ride, on the back of his mommyís bike. I had his older siblings on the back of the Yuba Mundo. It was mommyís first ride since her pregnancy, so...
01-02-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,962
Posted By Leinster

From context of the post, Iím taking the OP as...

From context of the post, Iím taking the OP as meaning he is ďwaryĒ of buying an old/used frame and it turning out to be worthless.

There are plenty of resources online about buying and restoring...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,257
Posted By Leinster

Wide ranges like that have been available for...

Wide ranges like that have been available for decades, but generally only came stock on touring bikes with eyelets for panniers and very laid back geometry, or mountain bikes as they started to...
12-26-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,445
Posted By Leinster

Iíve had handlebars and brake levers get bumped...

Iíve had handlebars and brake levers get bumped out of position in crashes/hitting potholes at speed, Iíve had spokes break and wheels knocked out of true by bad road surfaces, Iíve had to adjust...
12-25-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,063
Posted By Leinster

ďBeing good at snooker is a nice skill to have....

ďBeing good at snooker is a nice skill to have. Being very good at snooker is a waste.Ē
12-21-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 9,129
Posted By Leinster

The thing with the Bontrager 3-part choice is...

The thing with the Bontrager 3-part choice is that you can expect to get at best 2 out of the 3. It is quite possible to get bicycle parts that are expensive and fragile. Or expensive and heavy. And...
12-19-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,597
Posted By Leinster

First is false. And even if it were true that I...

First is false. And even if it were true that I had the time to go for a 1-hour ride in the evenings, I might not have the flexibility to go on a 1-hour ride away from the house, what with there...
12-19-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,597
Posted By Leinster

Same boat re work and kids meaning I donít have...

Same boat re work and kids meaning I donít have time to ride. I have a Cycleops on the back deck, And set the laptop on there with some GCN training ideas.

Itís been good to get a ride or 2 per...
12-19-19, 02:43 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 9,129
Posted By Leinster

Kevcentral is great. His project bikes are fun to...

Kevcentral is great. His project bikes are fun to watch come together. Thee best part is heís totally impartial; if the bike sucks, heíll tell you, and tell you why. And the same if it doesnít.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By Leinster

Heís clearly choosing between pricier wheels and...

Heís clearly choosing between pricier wheels and cheaper group or vice versa. It sounds like what you want to answer is ďPotenza with KsyriumsĒ



Sell/swap/trade the 53/39 for a compact. You...
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