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Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-19, 02:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,890
Posted By bobonabike

I just stumbled across this thread I started 2.5...

I just stumbled across this thread I started 2.5 years ago... so here's an update!

geometrygeeks.bike has kinda blown up and we now have over 6,300 bikes listed, and growing every day.

We've...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,317
Posted By CarloM

I'll have to keep an eye on that, to see if I'm...

I'll have to keep an eye on that, to see if I'm not up to 12Nm if I get rub.

Brief update: I did go on a 15 minute ride this morning before work. I pushed it hard again, getting off the saddle and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,317
Posted By CarloM

Are Robert Axle Project thru axles great, or are Cervélo's bad? Probably both.

TL;DR - I bought a Robert Axle Project thru axle for the front wheel of my Cervélo S3 looking to get rid of annoying finicky tightening process of stock S3 thru axles. What it did was fix [virtually]...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,152
Posted By rousseau

Is it bad form to quote yourself? I made a funny...

Is it bad form to quote yourself? I made a funny in a different thread from years ago. To wit:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,570
Posted By datlas

Ti is fly. But the truth is, how a bike...

Ti is fly.

But the truth is, how a bike "feels" and "handles" matters very little on the frame material. Frame geometry/fit/tires and especially tire INFLATION all matter more IMO.

That's not...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,061
Posted By CarloM

I’m not here to try and win you over. The vast...

I’m not here to try and win you over. The vast majority of reviews I’ve seen both here in this forum and in the web are adjective based. That’s usually what an Internet forum is for, sharing opinions...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,218
Posted By blacknbluebikes

So, you're on the side of the road and just...

So, you're on the side of the road and just changed a flat.
As a purist, you don't use a CO2 inflator; you've sentenced yourself to this little 8" wanna-be pump that rides in your jersey pocket and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 933
Posted By Seattle Forrest

That's how I intimidate them.

That's how I intimidate them.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 933
Posted By Cypress

+1 We look dorky enough. Imagine getting...

+1

We look dorky enough. Imagine getting into a confrontation with a car while looking like a member of Twisted Sister.
10-21-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 746
Posted By Unca_Sam

I think it boils down to how well it works before...

I think it boils down to how well it works before you replace it. Die drawn cables are smoother and therefore have less friction. The cockpit interface requires less effort or guesswork to use with...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,372
Posted By DaveSSS

Keep in mind that 2009-2014 shifters and...

Keep in mind that 2009-2014 shifters and derailleurs are not compatible with newer 11 speed parts. The shifters pull less cable. If you ever have to use a newer RD, there is a trick that improves...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 776
Views: 85,055
Posted By dumdeedumdumdum

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Took awhile but new build finally ready. 16.5lbs...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,233
Posted By GGDaddy

Okay, just following up my own post--no need to...

Okay, just following up my own post--no need to respond. I've taken it back to the guy, and he's going to see if Quark will rebuild it and keep it under warranty. If not, he'll eat the cost of a new...
10-05-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,007
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Shhh, Kimmo. If you make posts like this they'll...

Shhh, Kimmo. If you make posts like this they'll ID you as reactionary. Then they'll come after both of us!

I, too, feel that the older cup and cone angular contact bearings were better: 1) AC...
10-01-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Make sure the housings are in good condition. In...

Make sure the housings are in good condition. In my experience, the phrase "cable stretch" is really describing "housing compression", which changes the effective length of the run of the cable...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,800
Posted By Boxkite

I bought 'aero' way back in ~1980 because of...

I bought 'aero' way back in ~1980 because of 'beauty'! I still have this frame and all of the components. The pic shows Campagnolo pedals but some super lightweight Vittoria pedals were put on it for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,751
Posted By kingston

Several years ago, I was on a brevet and met a...

Several years ago, I was on a brevet and met a guy riding one of those custom BQ style 650b rando bikes with light-weight steel tubing. I was riding an off-the-peg touring touring bike that probably...
09-29-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,421
Posted By mpetry912

It's a bit of a long discussion but just because...

It's a bit of a long discussion but just because it says on the internet that 100 KgF is a good spoke tension, that's what you should aim for on your tension guage - don't.

A spoked wheel is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,561
Posted By Wilmingtech

Proper Use of Expander / Compression Plug

I posted this over at WW. Take it for what its worth.

I recently chopped the steerer tube of my 2 carbon framed bikes to get the front end dialed in.

Before this I had never chopped a carbon...
09-26-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,025
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

So it can be done, but only be spherical cyclists...

So it can be done, but only be spherical cyclists in a vacuum.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,554
Posted By tagaproject6

How about that Dura-Ace and 105?

How about that Dura-Ace and 105?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,642
Posted By Kapusta

My 18 years of experience with hydro and mech...

My 18 years of experience with hydro and mech discs on mtbs has left me with the conclusion that overall, the relative amount of maintenance is a wash.

Mech does require more on-going tweaks with...
09-25-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,970
Posted By sweeks

We should also recognize a debt of gratitude to...

We should also recognize a debt of gratitude to Sheldon's wife, Harriet Fell, and his close friend John Allen, for keeping the site going!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,561
Posted By redlude97

You should ask yourself why it is developing...

You should ask yourself why it is developing slack in the first place and the implications if you didn't notice to address that. A properly tensioned headset shouldn't loosen, and would indicate...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,561
Posted By redlude97

While I do agree that a properly built steerer...

While I do agree that a properly built steerer tube set up with a properly torqued stem shouldn't really need reinforcement, the engineering spec'd tolerances and build quality to spec don't always...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 24,185
Posted By cat0020

AFAIK, the original Litespeed Blade production...

AFAIK, the original Litespeed Blade production were for the LA Sherriff domestic racing team back in 1992.
That was the only pro team that I know that rode titanium road race frame supplied by a...
09-22-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By JohnDThompson

Chain angle is a major factor in this. Pedaling...

Chain angle is a major factor in this. Pedaling backward when in one of the extreme gears (large-large or small-small) will exacerbate it, as do clusters with many cogs which require wider sweep...
09-22-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By dsaul

Totally normal. When pedaling forward, the...

Totally normal. When pedaling forward, the derailleur pulleys align the chain with the selected cog. When pedaling backward, the top run of chain has nothing to keep it aligned with the selected...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 11:51 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,255
Posted By smashndash

I’ll start off by saying I don’t trust any...

I’ll start off by saying I don’t trust any company to follow through on warranty claims anymore after the horrible experience I had with Specialized. I’d rather just get a bike that works out the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,919
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Another good reason to never ride any kind of...

Another good reason to never ride any kind of bike!!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,919
Posted By eduskator

CF = 5-10x stronger than steel. Improper...

CF = 5-10x stronger than steel. Improper maintenance and/or manufacturer defect is the culprit here.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,523
Posted By noodle soup

Kimmo, it's not a trick really, but it's great to...

Kimmo, it's not a trick really, but it's great to date a woman that really appreciates riding top notch equipment. It can get expensive, but it's only money.

Money is worthless if you never spend...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,460
Posted By woodcraft

Congratulations on your ten years as a spokesman,...

Congratulations on your ten years as a spokesman,

navigating the varying tensions of BF to get to the hub of things

and dish out wheel info. that stays true.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,460
Posted By Psimet2001

10 years and counting

September 16. 2009 I officially filed to make PSIMET a business.

The business grew from the early interactions I had here. I would be remiss if I didn't celebrate the 10th anniversary of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 24,185
Posted By Matt Gaunt

Yes, I completely agree with this.

Yes, I completely agree with this.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,061
Posted By shelbyfv

The cage isn't going to change whether the 32...

The cage isn't going to change whether the 32 clears the pulley. It's unlikely that it will, but depends on the configuration of the dropout. Try it and see. If it doesn't work, Wolf Tooth, MTB...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,452
Posted By softreset

I picked up a random stranger who got dropped

This evening while driving home from work on my usual route, I had the Sacramento area river ride zip past me. Or at least I think that's what it was, they were coming down W Elverta Road (just NW of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,119
Posted By berner

Our club, Narragansett Bay Wheelmen, has been in...

Our club, Narragansett Bay Wheelmen, has been in operation since about 1895 or so. Our area has many quiet country roads extending to all of Rhode Island and coastal Massachusetts to Plymouth, Mass....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 25,686
Posted By Seattle Forrest

That's right, nobody has an argument to counter...

That's right, nobody has an argument to counter the idea that disc brakes are severely diminished in the rain. This is actually an area where rim brakes are much better than discs, but we're trying...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,330
Posted By Doge

There is a lot of tension. ~140kgf is for the...

There is a lot of tension. ~140kgf is for the good stuff. That is a lot of tension to get "slack" via rim deformation. That tension would never have been used on the old higher spoke count 32...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By WhyFi

It's really hard to say; some kinds of...

It's really hard to say; some kinds of pain/tenderness is common and will go away after you're acclimated to it. Other kinds of pain are not something that you'll get used to.

A saddle should...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 02:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,330
Posted By gfk_velo

Please see my (rather long) posts below, Robert. ...

Please see my (rather long) posts below, Robert.

Bear in mind that as a light rider, you won't get as much advantage out of the current (and in some ways, misguided) trend for wider tyres. 25s at...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 01:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,330
Posted By gfk_velo

That's not really true. First, define what...

That's not really true.

First, define what you mean by "heavy" - spinning weight and how far out from the hub centre (the further out the weight is, the more influence on acceleration as well as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 01:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,330
Posted By gfk_velo

Sorry, late coming back to this thread. A...

Sorry, late coming back to this thread.

A few notes - not intended to be a wheel builder 101 but just strands gathered from some of the answers above ...

Note - I am not anti-tech and not a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,954
Posted By gurk700

After a year or so on EE Brakes I installed my...

After a year or so on EE Brakes I installed my Decadence to my B-Bike (105 R7000 brakes. Nothing special).
They stop better than EE Brakes + aluminum wheels. No joke.

Duraace + Aluminum for me is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 25,686
Posted By noodle soup

It’ll be fun to rehash this in 10 years when some...

It’ll be fun to rehash this in 10 years when some newb unearths this thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 24,185
Posted By Dean V

So I can see there is a definite following of Ti...

So I can see there is a definite following of Ti for old guys that like to keep their bike for years and years.
But I do not see how that relates to why a Pro would want one for racing on.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,172
Posted By Newspaper_Nick

Escalating these situations would only make...

Escalating these situations would only make things worse. What I do (don't laugh) is to count to 10, slowly. Yes, I just count to 10 and most of my rage just goes away during that time. It only takes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,298
Posted By TiHabanero

The Pitbull pedal is very similar to the Aerolite...

The Pitbull pedal is very similar to the Aerolite pedals as previously pointed out. I liked them quite a bit, and they were easy to use. I used them for all my riding including commuting, touring,...
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