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04-17-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,501
Posted By jma1st3r

Similar with my setup, i had 30degree stem 44...

Similar with my setup, i had 30degree stem 44 width bar, then went back to OEM 90mm +6d and now 100mm +6d,
And just now, flip stem to - 6d 90mm, dropped 5mm in height and shrunk bar to 42 width
...
04-14-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By cxwrench

This is not correct. 99 times out of 100 the...

This is not correct. 99 times out of 100 the hanger gets bent in or twisted. This will have very little affect on the smaller cogs and will get progressively worse as you shift to larger cogs. It...
04-11-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By phughes

You should have went with the other one.

You should have went with the other one.
03-26-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,501
Posted By Bigbus

It's like telling someone not to feed the animals...

It's like telling someone not to feed the animals in the wild, does that stop them? Not me.
03-25-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,501
Posted By Bigbus

You had a cadence of 88 in the first video with a...

You had a cadence of 88 in the first video with a little fluctuation between the start of the video and the ending of it. You were picking up speed as you rode off into the sunset...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,133
Posted By smashndash

I think the complications that arise from a high...

I think the complications that arise from a high knee depend on how much pelvic rotation you have. If you rotate really far forward, you will run into hip impingement issues. That's usually solved by...
03-23-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By Rolla

Then why did you start a thread asking about hill...

Then why did you start a thread asking about hill climbing?



I would never use crankarms that long on a fixed gear bike. When you lean the bike into a corner while your legs are spinning...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,133
Posted By smashndash

Sorry for the bad math. You're right. I guess...

Sorry for the bad math. You're right. I guess even 170 is under the "rule". Especially considering that I'm slightly underestimating my inseam.

I'm 5' 7" ie 1700mm. My inseam would then be...
03-22-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By oldbobcat

First get the proper height and get balanced over...

First get the proper height and get balanced over the saddle. Then choose a stem that gives you an 80-90 degree angle between your humerus and back, with hands on the hoods. Then readjust your saddle...
03-17-21, 01:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 786
Posted By Geepig

I suspect he meant: i still think that most of us...

I suspect he meant: i still think that most of us would get plenty of performance from regular wheels if we all knew how to tension the spokes correctly

I am still a wheel beginner, but it is like...
03-16-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,609
Posted By aniki

That's an excellent word and I think is really at...

That's an excellent word and I think is really at the crux of a lot of the problems with keyboard bike fitting.
As I've tried to point out in my responses to Moisture; regardless of precisely what...
03-15-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By base2

If the rider shifts his rear dérailleur cage six...

If the rider shifts his rear dérailleur cage six mllllmeters, a normal separation between sprocket planes, the chain angle will be 8.9 degrees if the jockey pulley is 1 1/2 links from the sprocket...
03-15-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By csport

As you said, it may be too short. Check the...

As you said, it may be too short. Check the big/big + 1 full link (1") method that people mentioned. If the chain is too short you will destroy your RD when you shift into the big/big.

See also...
03-15-21, 01:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,609
Posted By aniki

It depends on how you are deciding what is the...

It depends on how you are deciding what is the 'correct' length, this can be entirely subjective based on a persons preference. Top tube length is somewhat meaningless in this day and age as many...
03-15-21, 01:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,609
Posted By aniki

Correct. And as I said, this is just a good...

Correct. And as I said, this is just a good starting point. If you pedal 'naturally' toe down the saddle will need to come up a bit. If you pedal heel down it will need to come down a bit.
Make...
03-14-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,609
Posted By aniki

Stop worrying about flexing your calves and don't...

Stop worrying about flexing your calves and don't point your toes up or down. Just let your feet rest wherever they naturally want to be!
A smooth and efficient cadence comes from experience;...
03-14-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,609
Posted By aniki

If you have absolutely no idea where your saddle...

If you have absolutely no idea where your saddle height should be, this is generally accepted good starting point. You should not be able to actually pedal with your heels on the pedals; or at least...
03-14-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,283
Posted By trailangel

Stop riding with a group. Or ride in the rear....

Stop riding with a group. Or ride in the rear. You are not safe.
03-13-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,609
Posted By aniki

To address your other points:- How are...

To address your other points:-



How are you determining baseline?
If you're using the conventional position of (and when I say conventional I mean 'generally conventional') ball of foot...
03-13-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,609
Posted By aniki

Surprisingly YES! many have indeed 'given this a...

Surprisingly YES! many have indeed 'given this a thought'; pretty much since the start of the 20th century billions of cyclists have been paying attention to their foot / pedal relationship.
You'll...
03-13-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By base2

Frame geometry has always been variable in...

Frame geometry has always been variable in accordance with a bikes purpose & design objectives.

If anything, road bikes are shorter in the 2020's than in previous generations, chainstays shorter...
03-11-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,081
Posted By mstateglfr

Buy a motorcycle.

Buy a motorcycle.
03-11-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,081
Posted By Germany_chris

Swap on a larger chainring so you don't feel the...

Swap on a larger chainring so you don't feel the need to be on the 11 all the time
03-10-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,816
Posted By alcjphil

Do you have any idea what sort of price range you...

Do you have any idea what sort of price range you are looking at? While it is true that you can double the number of gears and come close to cutting weight in half, you can't do it at a cost that...
03-10-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,816
Posted By SurferRosa

You don't have to leave the '80s to shave 7-9...

You don't have to leave the '80s to shave 7-9 pounds off the total weight.
03-10-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,816
Posted By tomato coupe

You could cut the weight in half and double the...

You could cut the weight in half and double the number of gears, for a start.
03-10-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By aniki

Just to add to some of the excellent points...

Just to add to some of the excellent points raised above;
I see you said that you tried with more saddle setback and a shorter stem but it didn't feel right. What didn't feel right about it?
I ask...
03-08-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,676
Posted By Germany_chris

Actually more than a couple companies may 50+ cm...

Actually more than a couple companies may 50+ cm bars and again crank length is one of those very personal things and is not directly correlated to "aero"
03-08-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,676
Posted By Mr. 66

If you like it that's all that matters, your...

If you like it that's all that matters, your front derailleur is a tad high.

You brought your last crapper bike to a body shop? I hope they compensated you for the damages, I guess that 50 cents...
03-07-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By cubewheels

from personal experience with endemic lower back...

from personal experience with endemic lower back problems when riding bike that was only solved recently

causes:
- Poor back posture off the bike, when sitting in the chair, etc.
- spends more...
03-07-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,676
Posted By HTupolev

The frame may or may not be stiffer, but this...

The frame may or may not be stiffer, but this would result from the geometry and tubing profiles, not from the type of steel. Chromoly steel is not intrinsically any stiffer than hi-ten steel.
...
02-07-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,421
Posted By tallbikeman

Tektro 559

I own a pair of Tektro 559's that are mounted on my Schwinn Chicago Varsity. A couple of pictures of the bicycle with the 559's mounted. This bike came with 27"x1 1/4" wheels but now sports Velocity...
02-06-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 128,661
Posted By Het Volk

Fascinating all the disagreement on what makes a...

Fascinating all the disagreement on what makes a sport touring bike, and why they are tough to describe and also, why are they increasingly extinct as a category.

Sport is in the term for a...
02-05-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,591
Posted By bOsscO

Also, curved top tubes remind me of...

Also, curved top tubes remind me of something.....
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/512x342/curve_62d4c58b7227b679700137bf7f5ce467c5a0fbe0.jpg...
02-05-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By Mr. 66

Gosh I think a good starting point with your...

Gosh I think a good starting point with your budget, which is really good level, you could be on the lookout for Reynolds 531 tubing construction. A very good consistent product over many years. If...
02-03-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,119
Posted By cyccommute

I don’t understand why people have so many...

I don’t understand why people have so many problems with front derailers. They work the same way as rear ones. There’s a bit more in terms of adjustment and movement than the rear but not too much....
02-03-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,119
Posted By cyccommute

It is a mistake to think that the spring is “worn...

It is a mistake to think that the spring is “worn out”. They don’t just wear out. If the derailer isn’t returning all the way, there is something stopping it from doing so. Either you have...
02-03-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 529
Posted By seypat

I don't know how much riding the OP is going to...

I don't know how much riding the OP is going to do, but my choice would come down to the availability of different chainrings.
01-31-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,335
Posted By trailangel

With a bike similar to Moisture, I don't think...

With a bike similar to Moisture, I don't think any oiling is required.
Replies: 18
Views: 1,109
Posted By JulesCW

The seller is asking $6200 /obo. It does look...

The seller is asking $6200 /obo. It does look like a nicely cared for Paramount, but 1/3 of the asking price would be the high end of the market for this, IMHO. I'd start at about 1/6 of the asking...
01-27-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 842,330
Posted By ctak

Recently sold my 1983 Centurion Pro Tour 15, but...

Recently sold my 1983 Centurion Pro Tour 15, but have an album to remember it by: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmTX9UXw
...
01-27-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,716
Posted By veganbikes

What? Those are direct mount brakes for TT bikes...

What? Those are direct mount brakes for TT bikes those are not at all what you want. You need some form of single bolt brake. Exactly what you need will determined by looking at your brake, is it...
01-26-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,716
Posted By veganbikes

Many things but to not turn this into a political...

Many things but to not turn this into a political post I will link to a Wikipedia article (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Amazon) on the subject. If you are looking for a good place to...
01-26-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By dddd

It'll be up to the OP to determine how much...

It'll be up to the OP to determine how much spacer thickness should be added to each side, respecting the chainline and also the brake arm lining up with the chainstay.

As far as thread...
01-25-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,301
Posted By indyfabz

Is there a prize for starting the most threads in...

Is there a prize for starting the most threads in General this month?
01-25-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,301
Posted By hazetguy

Such things happen when you crank it up to 400...

Such things happen when you crank it up to 400 watts.
01-25-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,301
Posted By CAT7RDR

We are polar opposites. I take pride in my smooth...

We are polar opposites. I take pride in my smooth shifting and quiet chain-cog-rdr interface. :D
01-23-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,537
Posted By Edward1066

Solid feeling, without being heavy. Confidence...

Solid feeling, without being heavy. Confidence inspiring off road and smooth, not twitchy on road. It's the perfect bike for me, the bike I always dreamed I'd ride when I got old. Guess I'm old...
01-22-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,537
Posted By Edward1066

Tuesday afternoon donut ride... It's a 62cm...

Tuesday afternoon donut ride... It's a 62cm Rivendell Appaloosa....
01-22-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,006
Posted By UCantTouchThis

One thing that really helps is when buying a NEW...

One thing that really helps is when buying a NEW bike, be sure to have the assembler leave the "fork tube uncut". It will add a little height to the hb's. I did it on my last build. Got a few spacers...
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