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Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,733
Posted By aliasfox

If you're comparing low end to high end in the...

If you're comparing low end to high end in the same brand and product family, you'll generally get lighter weight and more aero as you go up the scale. Different carbon fiber can help with that (ie,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 196,521
Posted By noodle soup

I'd probably go with 28 spoke rear, and brass...

I'd probably go with 28 spoke rear, and brass nipples.

Did you get 10% off for choosing DT240S hubs? If you "like" Light Bicycle on Facebook, they give 3% off.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,761
Posted By Metallifan33

All this being said, I totally understand the...

All this being said, I totally understand the need/desire to know where you fall in the spectrum of power (or speed) as a beginner. I wanted to know what the average power is among beginner cyclists...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,119
Posted By rubiksoval

Ohhh, he's someone that runs his rear skewer...

Ohhh, he's someone that runs his rear skewer facing backwards. Ughhhh. Ruins an otherwise exquisite ride.
09-01-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,409
Posted By badger1

I strongly recommend not riding during 'flu...

I strongly recommend not riding during 'flu season -- indeed, not riding at all. Year round.

There are simply too many hazards 'out there'. Much better to stay in a warm basement, with a secure...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,761
Posted By Psimet2001

This is actually incorrect. We often select the...

This is actually incorrect. We often select the best compromise between power that can be produced in a position vs the aerodynamic efficiency of that position. Different saddle, bars, positions can...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,761
Posted By Psimet2001

We're over 10 years into the power wars and...

We're over 10 years into the power wars and people still don't get the basics.

1. Your peloton is wrong.

2. Even though I own stock in Peloton - who cares if it's wrong?

3. Getting 2 power...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,159
Posted By gfk_velo

Were these derailleurs subject to warranty...

Were these derailleurs subject to warranty claims?
It could be that the spring's "hook" was not within spec, so if it came out once, potentially it could do it again.

Obviously, from Campagnolo's...
08-24-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,453
Posted By Lemond75

I’m lucky enough to own both a Tommasini Tecno...

I’m lucky enough to own both a Tommasini Tecno and a Casati Inox RS (now known as the Espresso Inox), so can perhaps give some insight which might help. Both bikes have quite distinct purposes for...
08-23-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By Iride01

I needed that same end cap for the chainstay...

I needed that same end cap for the chainstay cable stop on my '91 Paramount when I built it up from just a frame four or five years ago. I went to a LBS and they rummaged through the junk bins in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,860
Posted By Rides4Beer

I go with option #4...

I go with option #4 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) and I get the color I want, with the groupset I want. Which is exactly what I'm doing, ordered a bike with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,860
Posted By noodle soup

I usually build my bikes from a frameset, so I...

I usually build my bikes from a frameset, so I get exactly the build I want.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 990
Posted By Trevtassie

I know a guy who knows a guy who's wing wang fell...

I know a guy who knows a guy who's wing wang fell off after riding on mismatched tires.
08-06-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,508
Posted By indyfabz

Are you familiar with the day on the Gavia he...

Are you familiar with the day on the Gavia he talks about in the article? Epic.

https://pezcyclingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/hampsten-giro11-gavia-2-920.jpg
08-06-20, 01:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,453
Posted By georgiaboy

Tommasini vs. Battaglin? What about Merckx vs...

Tommasini vs. Battaglin? What about Merckx vs Battaglin?...
08-04-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,508
Posted By Doug64

http://classicrendezvous.com/France/Thevenet_bike_...

http://classicrendezvous.com/France/Thevenet_bike_test.htm

Bernard Thevenet-- This is actually an older PX10 not the newer model discussed in the link above. You can see the fender stay mount on...
08-04-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,508
Posted By Litespud

I think I saw Jean-Marie Le Pen, former president...

I think I saw Jean-Marie Le Pen, former president of the Front National, and author of such quotes as "I am not saying that gas chambers did not exist. I did not see them myself. I haven't studied...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,159
Posted By gfk_velo

Campagnolo don't recommend any intermix of 11 and...

Campagnolo don't recommend any intermix of 11 and 12s apart from the brakes, BB cups and cassette bodies.

Intermixing the crankset / FD is not recommended as the front shift can be unpredictable....
07-27-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,296
Posted By Johnk3

Cicli Barco XCr custom stainless steel

That 18 lb bike looks like about a 53 cm frame at most.

Here is a real light stainless steel bike at 18.875 lbs including pedals for a 58.5 cm frame using Columbus XCr tubes, and it even has a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 18,663
Posted By Bah Humbug

It's also the same Elon Musk who, thus far, has...

It's also the same Elon Musk who, thus far, has been able to raise arbitrary sums of money from the capital markets and does not need to make money selling anything. Yet. Well, not from selling...
07-23-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,779
Posted By Koyote

Well said. For example, this person...

Well said.

For example, this person (https://www.whitehouse.gov/people/peter-navarro/) has a PhD in my field - and from Harvard, which is a top program. But he is widely regarded (rightly so) as...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 18,663
Posted By WhyFi

It's good quality stuff that's generally...

It's good quality stuff that's generally understated in design and they present a quite good value with their Core line. If someone takes issue with that, they're projecting.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,409
Posted By genejockey

I have been using Nuun drink mix, which has a bit...

I have been using Nuun drink mix, which has a bit of carbohydrates - 60 calories/pint - but mostly for the electolytes, since I can taste the salt I'm excreting as it runs down my face.

I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By genejockey

Yeah, honestly, no bike will ever feel more truly...

Yeah, honestly, no bike will ever feel more truly YOUR BIKE than one you've built up.

Back in 2007, I decided I wanted a steel bike made with Columbus MAX tubes, but built with, as they say "All...
07-10-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,716
Posted By teejaywhy

Your dignity?

Your dignity?
07-09-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,716
Posted By cb400bill

https://www.theblackbibs.com/ ...

https://www.theblackbibs.com/


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07-02-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,591
Posted By livedarklions

I saw a cf frame that was ruined when a guy...

I saw a cf frame that was ruined when a guy decided to jam the wrong size seat post into it. While not a splosion, it was ass-adjacent.
06-29-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,071
Posted By 79pmooney

That's why I use only King cages. I used to race...

That's why I use only King cages. I used to race when very few of us had support handing up water bottles. A lost bottle could sabotage a race. Hence I used only the reliable TA caged (this was...
06-14-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 31,400
Posted By Cpn_Crank

Yeah dude, I can tell you have put some love into...

Yeah dude, I can tell you have put some love into it. A true beauty. What kind of mavics are you using? I couldnít see in the picture.

above are the Fuji (technically nashbar) touring being redone...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,762
Posted By burnthesheep

Personal goals. Always somebody faster. ...

Personal goals. Always somebody faster.

As a point of courtesy, I know it is tough to acknowledge folks when training hard.......but I just kind of nod. I don't do anything to make anyone feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By noodle soup

In 87 I'd already been using Look Delta clipless...

In 87 I'd already been using Look Delta clipless pedals for over a year.
06-09-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,837
Posted By bargo68

3 words. Little Chocolate Donuts ...

3 words.
Little
Chocolate
Donuts


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Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 173,496
Posted By daviddavieboy

My newest build. Self done airbrushed waffle...

My newest build. Self done airbrushed waffle pattern paint and decals.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,429
Posted By WhyFi

Haven't read the comments but, given the title,...

Haven't read the comments but, given the title, it's sorely missing something...

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,429
Posted By topflightpro

Doping in cycling has been going on for as long...

Doping in cycling has been going on for as long as the Tour has been around. It started with things like caffeine pills and other stimulants and moved on from there.

But a lot of that stuff they...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,429
Posted By noodle soup

You couldn't win if you didn't. A few got caught,...

You couldn't win if you didn't. A few got caught, but from what I've been told by a few pros, FAR from all the dopers got busted.

I have no problem with the doping, It's what he did to the people...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 254,385
Posted By growlerdinky

My new Smoothie. ...

My new Smoothie.
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 254,385
Posted By merziac

Just gonna pile on here, MARINONI, absolutely bad...

Just gonna pile on here, MARINONI, absolutely bad a**. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,932
Posted By bruce19

A rest day is 4 bourbons instead of 2. Oh, and...

A rest day is 4 bourbons instead of 2. Oh, and pizza.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,421
Posted By Lemond1985

Well, here's the other side of the coin. I was...

Well, here's the other side of the coin. I was living in Portland OR, and had recently become unemployed, but still had a nice Italian Bottecchia Professional that I bought during better days when I...
05-15-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,652
Posted By nomadmax

I'm not buying anything from a company that...

I'm not buying anything from a company that killed the LeMond brand for a cheater :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,829
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Introducing some more points: 1) To the...

Introducing some more points:

1) To the point about getting enough braking force: There's that old video where a series of descending racers and support cars totally screw up coming into a hairpin...
05-15-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,652
Posted By GlennR

The better one is the on that FITS. I have a...

The better one is the on that FITS.

I have a Trek road bike and a Cannondale CX. These fit my body and needs best.

Both are excellent at what they do.
05-15-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,652
Posted By JustinOldPhart

Well, see, this is because you're not a true...

Well, see, this is because you're not a true cognoscente, an inside tracker, you don't know 'the ****', you don't have 'a guy'.

Just like Favre pronounced his name FARV, Domane is pronounced...
05-01-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,414
Posted By cb400bill

If you're looking for good quality affordable...

If you're looking for good quality affordable shorts, take a look at The Black Bibs. https://www.theblackbibs.com/ I'm very happy with the bibs and jerseys that I have bought from them.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 173,496
Posted By slowgo

Cinelli Vigorelli Road ...

Cinelli Vigorelli Road

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 173,496
Posted By growlerdinky

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04-13-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 13,889
Posted By Johnk3

My new Cicli Barco XCr stainless steel frame...

My new Cicli Barco XCr stainless steel frame adorned with Campy Super Record and WR Compositi carbon stuff....
04-13-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 13,889
Posted By holder66

Marinoni, a longtime maker of custom bikes,...

Marinoni, a longtime maker of custom bikes, continues to offer steel frames, including a touring model with disc brakes, their turismo extreme. I'd post a link but I don't have enough posts to do so...
04-12-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,945
Posted By Maelochs

Why aren't there any diet plans that include...

Why aren't there any diet plans that include regular overeating?
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