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09-09-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,100
Posted By AndreyT

The matter of "cross-chaining" has stopped being...

The matter of "cross-chaining" has stopped being perceived as an issue a long time ago. (With the exception, perhaps, of a bunch of armchair cyclists on the Internet.) "Cross-chaining" is simply a...
09-09-20, 01:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,100
Posted By AndreyT

For this drivetrain in particular of course. ...

For this drivetrain in particular of course.

Shifting into the big-big combo stopped being a mistake and instead became a critical skill about 15-20 years ago. The ability to shift into bib-big...
09-05-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 689
Posted By AndreyT

Garmin Edge 830 comes with a bunch of...

Garmin Edge 830 comes with a bunch of installation accessories and mounts right in the box. Are you having trouble with using them or what? What prompted the question?
08-31-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 247
Posted By AndreyT

In that case maybe you should explain first what...

In that case maybe you should explain first what you mean by "clean look". Not installing the head badge at all?
08-10-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,208
Posted By AndreyT

Don't know if that'll give you any solace, but...

Don't know if that'll give you any solace, but most likely that mountain will still be there next year...
08-08-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By AndreyT

This is like saying that in order to "minimize...

This is like saying that in order to "minimize injuries" one should better stay on the couch in front of a TV.

Moving cleats as far back as possible is something triathlon athletes sometimes do in...
08-01-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 808
Posted By AndreyT

No, no, no. Nobody says that the rider is the one...

No, no, no. Nobody says that the rider is the one starting it.

The concept of "pilot-induced oscillation" does not in any way imply that the oscillation originates from the pilot. It simply...
07-11-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 973
Posted By AndreyT

Um... So you are saying that the chain comes off...

Um... So you are saying that the chain comes off in the front. Why then are you trying to fix it in the back? Why are you talking about the RD then? If the chain falls off in the front, then most...
07-08-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,956
Posted By AndreyT

"horizontal"? Crank arms are supposed to be...

"horizontal"? Crank arms are supposed to be vertical.



Huh? The picture shows that they are actually perfectly aligned.



Might still be carbon fiber though... It is well known that crabon...
07-07-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,441
Posted By AndreyT

You mean, you filled your tires with sealant,...

You mean, you filled your tires with sealant, which seals the punctures automatically. Which is, of course, has absolutely nothing to do with tubeless. Anyone can use sealant, tubeless or not. Not...
07-03-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,048
Posted By AndreyT

That's because the road guy is pedaling and you...

That's because the road guy is pedaling and you are peddling. Wrong technique. Pedaling is always way more efficient.
07-03-20, 02:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 973
Posted By AndreyT

You mean that by "chain came off" the OP refers...

You mean that by "chain came off" the OP refers to autoshifting in the rear? But why does the OP use the words "came off"? A rather weird choice of words. And how did the OP managed to "crash" then?...
07-02-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 677
Posted By AndreyT

There's no size/scale reference in these...

There's no size/scale reference in these photographs. Is this molecular, atomic or subatomic level?
07-02-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 973
Posted By AndreyT

Chain came off what??? Where exactly did the...

Chain came off what??? Where exactly did the chain come off? Chainring? Cogs? In what direction did it come off? To the outside? To the inside?

This is completely beyond me: why would anyone go...
06-19-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By AndreyT

1. It is only 10000 combinations. It won't take...

1. It is only 10000 combinations. It won't take long to find the right one.

2. Just use wire cutters on the cable.
06-11-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,025
Posted By AndreyT

Exactly. Sophisticated is the right word. At...

Exactly. Sophisticated is the right word.

At some point in their evolution all large/serious international businesses realize that their role is to educate, guide and shepherd Americans towards...
06-11-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,025
Posted By AndreyT

There are lots and lots of bizarre practices and...

There are lots and lots of bizarre practices and techniques used by US retailers that raise eyebrows and considered stupid and pointless in Civilized World. Shimano is probably completely unaware of...
05-11-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,895
Posted By AndreyT

You are absolutely right. Disc brakes are at...

You are absolutely right. Disc brakes are at mechanical disadvantage compared to rim brakes. Disc brakes have to compensate for that by generating more braking force between the disc and the pads,...
05-09-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By AndreyT

Exactly the same thing happened to me with a bib...

Exactly the same thing happened to me with a bib order from Wiggle a year ago, well before any Covid. The order was missing well past the expected delivery date. Wiggle told me that it's been lost in...
04-27-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,140
Posted By AndreyT

Loosen the expander plug in the steerer. Even...

Loosen the expander plug in the steerer. Even better: remove the top cap entirely to completely unload the expander plug. Ride it and see whether it clicks.
04-17-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 985
Posted By AndreyT

Of course it is. Any kind of elastic structural...

Of course it is. Any kind of elastic structural element between you and the ground acts like a "suspension" (as long as it is not bottomed out).

But this is obvious. Which in turn makes one wonder...
04-09-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,623
Posted By AndreyT

As long as you are paying attention to what you...

As long as you are paying attention to what you are doing, acetone will clean much better than IPA. Just don't pour it over everything.
04-08-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,689
Posted By AndreyT

So, it was a fixed race from the start? You...

So, it was a fixed race from the start? You deliberately handicapped UPS by ordering a "relay to USPS" service, and now you pretend that it is somehow "inexplicable"? Next time, for a fair race order...
04-08-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By AndreyT

Just received my spacers/shims... Yes, 4mm (2.5mm...

Just received my spacers/shims... Yes, 4mm (2.5mm + 1.5mm) of extra spacers/shims between Cane Creek top cover and their compression ring resulted in a perfectly minimal gap between the top cover and...
04-07-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,689
Posted By AndreyT

FYI, BikeForums has sections with dedicated...

FYI, BikeForums has sections with dedicated subforums, created specifically for situations when someone wants to start a nonsensical off-topic thread, i.e. a thread that is not welcome in...
04-05-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By AndreyT

Well, to be fair, when it comes to headsets of IS...

Well, to be fair, when it comes to headsets of IS type, it is expected that there will be some variability in how deep the top cartridge bearing sinks into the head tube. As well as some variability...
04-05-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By AndreyT

It doesn't. Not enough reach even with the...

It doesn't. Not enough reach even with the original compression ring. If I remove Cane Creek compression ring and install Cane Creek top cover over the original compression ring, the top cover just...
04-05-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By AndreyT

Oh, I now see that the compression ring is not...

Oh, I now see that the compression ring is not really "integrated" into the Cane Creek dust cover: it can be detached. Is there a "deeper" compression ring? Is there a way to shim it somehow?
04-05-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By AndreyT

Cane Creek 40-series IS headset and Specialized TriCross Elite

Cane Creek's "headset finder" tool suggests that my 2012 TriCross needs IS 41/28.6 upper and IS 41/30 lower headset. As far as the diameters are concerned, these sizes are indeed perfectly correct....
03-29-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 970
Posted By AndreyT

1. First and foremost, straighten your front...

1. First and foremost, straighten your front rotor as much as possible.
2. Align the caliper and tighten the bolts (the procedure is described in the answers above).
3. Dial out any slack in the...
03-26-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By AndreyT

Spyre brakes do not have a "fixed pad". The whole...

Spyre brakes do not have a "fixed pad". The whole point of Spyre series is that both pads are moving.
03-22-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,095
Posted By AndreyT

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Another piece of undeniable evidence that the government knew! They set all this up...
03-22-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 13,427
Posted By AndreyT

"Look at the positive side: at least this...

"Look at the positive side: at least this pandemic taught people to remember to properly wash their hands. And to do that often.

Come to think of it, let's make the next pandemic about turn...
03-20-20, 12:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By AndreyT

But that still doesn't answer the original...

But that still doesn't answer the original question, which is exactly about the meaning of "outside". Is it "outside the BB" (towards the crank), or "outside the crank" (towards the BB)?
03-18-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,805
Posted By AndreyT

"League of American Bicyclists"? In a list of...

"League of American Bicyclists"? In a list of bicycle inventions? In a list of best bicycle inventions? Seriously? Facepalm...

Aside from this single entry, the first part of the list is passable,...
03-15-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By AndreyT

If the light points too much down, you have to...

If the light points too much down, you have to take steps to realign it. Put something under the bottom end of the light. Try adjusting the position of the bag itself (e.g. using a cable tie on the...
03-10-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,135
Posted By AndreyT

Yep. Guilty as charged. Nah... My...

Yep. Guilty as charged.



Nah... My friends are usually much more educated that that: can tell "bean" from "been". Your "spell and grammar check", unfortunately, couldn't... But nobody's...
03-10-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,135
Posted By AndreyT

Precisely. Internet would've bean been a much......

Precisely. Internet would've bean been a much... um... cleaner place if people who talk on Internet knew what they were talking about. Alas...
03-10-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,135
Posted By AndreyT

"Are"? When was the last time you visited Eastern...

"Are"? When was the last time you visited Eastern Europe?



Well, at least they were good for that. Compare that to the modern US, and in general so called "Western" mass-media: thousands of...
03-04-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,087
Posted By AndreyT

The OP asked about Jagwire in-liners, which are...

The OP asked about Jagwire in-liners, which are clearly seen in the picture.
03-04-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,087
Posted By AndreyT

What does "general consensus" mean in the context...

What does "general consensus" mean in the context of this question? Inline cable adjusters work. And cable adjusters are necessary. If you already have a built-in cable adjuster in your derailleur...
02-28-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,154
Posted By AndreyT

I wonder what the story about a heavy smoker...

I wonder what the story about a heavy smoker doing inside the story about ozone.
01-17-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By AndreyT

Well, it is not entirely clear what they mean by...

Well, it is not entirely clear what they mean by "extend below". In TRP Spyre just one corner of the pad sticks out of the caliper
...
01-07-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,351
Posted By AndreyT

Exactly the opposite is true. The fundamental...

Exactly the opposite is true. The fundamental skill of using electrical tape for finishing (and many other uses) involves stretching it during the initial wraps and then absolutely NOT stretching it...
01-04-20, 03:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,423
Posted By AndreyT

Um... In cycling shorts chamois is padding. So,...

Um... In cycling shorts chamois is padding. So, it is not entirely clear what you mean by "I want chamois only, no padding". I won't argue if you say that the original meaning of "chamois" is...
01-02-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By AndreyT

GoPro 8 frame, compatible with upside-down "out front" mounts?

I'm looking for a frame/mount for GoPro 8 that would facilitate quick removal/reinstallation for charging, cleaning etc. I see that there are quite a few GoPro 8 frames offered on Amazon, but they...
12-23-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By AndreyT

This was novel and odd a could of decades ago....

This was novel and odd a could of decades ago. Today this is too mainstream and too cliche to be called "odd".
12-17-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,241
Posted By AndreyT

Looks like an underdeveloped version of the...

Looks like an underdeveloped version of the classic

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12-16-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,241
Posted By AndreyT

It appears that you completely missed the actual...

It appears that you completely missed the actual joke hidden in that picture. The whole point is in the very shape of the shadow on the wall. And the woman is actually staring quite intently at the...
12-11-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,241
Posted By AndreyT

The biggest humor here is the fact that some...

The biggest humor here is the fact that some "bike person" apparently takes the concept of "screenshot" a bit too literally: they actually photograph computer screen using an external device...
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