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Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 694
Posted By mstateglfr

OP- doesn't your new Eurobike already have deep V...

OP- doesn't your new Eurobike already have deep V rims? Why get different ones?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 674
Posted By WhyFi

Because I don't want to.

Because I don't want to.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 674
Posted By KLiNCK

I wear them just for the suntan lines! :thumb: ...

I wear them just for the suntan lines! :thumb:

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 01:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 694
Posted By tomato coupe

His goal is to turn this into a "carbon wheels...

His goal is to turn this into a "carbon wheels aren't reliable" thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,556
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

That video is all kinds of awesome.

That video is all kinds of awesome.
04-19-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 467
Posted By Ti473

Well I'm glad we avoided the rim vs disc debate!

Well I'm glad we avoided the rim vs disc debate!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,213
Posted By datlas

Not to further derail the thread, but +1 for the...

Not to further derail the thread, but +1 for the Hirame pump head. It's the best, Jerry. THE BEST!!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,213
Posted By big john

If that were true then the gauge wouldn't read...

If that were true then the gauge wouldn't read tire pressure, it would only read the pressure in the pump.
04-18-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,134
Posted By Bald Paul

Aren't all "team" kits sort of matchy-matchy? ...

Aren't all "team" kits sort of matchy-matchy?

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Stella is my wife, who is...
04-15-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,462
Posted By UCantTouchThis

I Love Riding at Night

Last night was another wonderful night. I worried it would be cold but as they say, it's not bad weather, it's bad equipment. I headed out and a few miles later, it was nice and the little chill I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 941
Posted By bahula03

If I have learned anything from this thread, it's...

If I have learned anything from this thread, it's that if I should have problems with my CO2 setup (which has yet to happen) and someone offers me a pump, they're actually doing it to be a braggart...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 941
Posted By Sy Reene

Or is it that half of the operators screw it up...

Or is it that half of the operators screw it up all of the time? ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 941
Posted By Trsnrtr

I've used CO2 for years and have never borrowed a...

I've used CO2 for years and have never borrowed a pump. I guess I must be CO2 proficient. :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 986
Posted By alcjphil

I don't understand this statement. High volume...

I don't understand this statement. High volume tires don't require high pressure, nowhere close to 110 psi
04-12-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 478
Posted By krakhaus

Why would you pump a tube to 20 psI?

Why would you pump a tube to 20 psI?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,284
Posted By Seattle Forrest

For your next act, can I recommend a leg shaving...

For your next act, can I recommend a leg shaving thread? I want to get more aero and look pro, but I'm afraid of cutting myself and I heard razors are made of flesh eating bacteria now to save money.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,091
Posted By burnthesheep

For newer Shimano "R" rear derailleurs you can...

For newer Shimano "R" rear derailleurs you can run a 12/14 on the factory cage.

I file this one under "really really marginal". If really really marginal applies to you, sure. With TT it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,091
Posted By Janus60

sorry if I could offend by my last message. That...

sorry if I could offend by my last message. That was definitively not my intention. My foreign English may be responsible for this lack of subtlety. In fact I only wanted to suggest that only...
04-11-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,161
Posted By Random11

Easy for me to answer, because I just have one...

Easy for me to answer, because I just have one bike: a Specialized Diverge. It seems to fit the criteria you listed.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 40,401
Posted By noodle soup

It's a shame they didn't have a 61cm frameset.

It's a shame they didn't have a 61cm frameset.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 40,401
Posted By noodle soup

:roflmao2: Hambini is a quack.

:roflmao2:

Hambini is a quack.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,284
Posted By BillyD

You summarized the situation neatly in post #104,...

You summarized the situation neatly in post #104, above. We will grant you that freedom of speech, you have every right to have your fears and to hold your position. All that is fine, and all that is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,284
Posted By colnago62

This is a privately owned site. They can limit...

This is a privately owned site. They can limit what you say and talk about.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,284
Posted By Chuck M

While not specifically horror stories, people...

While not specifically horror stories, people posting pictures of their scratched CF frames asking if they are safe, get so many regurgitated responses that people think their bike is going to fold...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,284
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​Almost every bike made in the last few...

​​​​​​Almost every bike made in the last few decades has a carbon fork. Aluminum frames, steel frames, ti frames, they all have carbon forks. If it was half as likely as you say, we would never hear...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,284
Posted By growlerdinky

Great. Can't wait either. I suggest that for each...

Great. Can't wait either. I suggest that for each story story that involves death and/or disfigurement due to sudden carbon implosion syndrome, you also post a story about somebody who has enjoyed...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,237
Posted By Eric F

I have just learned that the Varia is compatible...

I have just learned that the Varia is compatible with my Wahoo Bolt, and has been added to my "I need this" list.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,943
Posted By okoweq

Another persistent idea: skinny tires (<28mm)...

Another persistent idea: skinny tires (<28mm) make you go faster than wider tires (>32mm). Wider tires are a blessing! More comfortable, can run at a lower pressure, more resistant to punctures,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,943
Posted By Hiro11

1. Weight weenieism. For example, 200g of frame...

1. Weight weenieism. For example, 200g of frame weight doesn't matter, at all. Sacrificing durability to cut 200g off of a frame's weight is dumb. This is how you wind up with ultra expensive, tough...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 01:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,237
Posted By ooga-booga

that's what the garmin varia radar is for...just...

that's what the garmin varia radar is for...just sayin.'
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,237
Posted By Dean V

42 mph

42 mph
04-06-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,203
Posted By phughes

Did you ever think you "dropped them", because...

Did you ever think you "dropped them", because they were simply annoyed at your presence and slowed down to get rid of you?
04-06-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,203
Posted By GlennR

There's always someone faster. Sounds like a...

There's always someone faster.

Sounds like a Napoleon complex.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,943
Posted By surak

1. Road bikes were perfected in <arbitrary...

1. Road bikes were perfected in <arbitrary year*>; all new bike technologies are Big Bike's conspiracy to force people to ditch their perfect bikes and buy more expensive new ones. We can obviously...
04-05-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 590
Posted By Kapusta

This is clearly a ploy by the Global Patch Cartel...

This is clearly a ploy by the Global Patch Cartel to increase lagging tube patch sales. They have been struggling since tubeless came along.
04-05-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 590
Posted By Koyote

Good grief. All of this talk of “soaking”...

Good grief. All of this talk of “soaking” consumers. Does no one understand how market economies work?
04-04-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 6,815
Posted By Trakhak

In 1965, my local bike store sold the...

In 1965, my local bike store sold the top-of-the-line all-Campy-Record Legnano, which was functionally fully equivalent to the 1980 Masi Gran Criterium, for $150. At more than 10 times the price only...
04-03-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,203
Posted By wolfchild

No you're not allowed to draft me, I have zero...

No you're not allowed to draft me, I have zero tolerance for drafters and wannabe racers,
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,293
Posted By Hiro11

Totally agree. I've been tubeless on all bikes...

Totally agree. I've been tubeless on all bikes for three years. I'm never going back to tubes, for all the reasons you list. I've done probably 15 setups myself so far. At this point, I actually find...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,194
Posted By tomato coupe

ftfy

ftfy
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,943
Posted By Kimmo

... Although carbon is so damn strong, it can be...

... Although carbon is so damn strong, it can be way overbuilt and still pretty light. I've got a fifteen year old Tarmac, 1.2kg, crack in the seat tube from a bad prang, it makes no difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,194
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Carbon is a scam, anyone who pays more than $200...

Carbon is a scam, anyone who pays more than $200 for wheels is a fool.

Feel better? 🙂
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,293
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I've been doing road tubeless for five years. ...

I've been doing road tubeless for five years. I've loved bikes my whole life; I've spent a lot of time on tubes. Tubes are a pain in the ass. They flat a lot more often, you have to run higher...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,293
Posted By chaadster

We are in an amazing time; between “tech tubes”...

We are in an amazing time; between “tech tubes” (e.g. Aerothan, Revoloop, and Tubolito), this Airliner runflat device, and the array of tubeless tires, we’re able to fine tune our wheel systems to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,194
Posted By msu2001la

I'm pretty sure he did. Q: why the desire to...

I'm pretty sure he did.

Q: why the desire to spend $1k on carbon when alloy is lighter cheaper.

A: Carbon wheels can have much deeper sections which are more aerodynamic and yet still have...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By guachi

Like clockwork, there's a post about power meters...

Like clockwork, there's a post about power meters and the usual suspects descend and s***post and derail what should have been an easy question to answer.

Go start your own thread entitled "You're...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By RChung

Double check to make sure with each of the...

Double check to make sure with each of the particular models of power meters you're considering, but most of the left side modules require 10 mm of clearance between the crank and the chainstay. So...
04-01-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 686
Posted By cxwrench

It's wayyyyyy past it's 'expiration' date. Do NOT...

It's wayyyyyy past it's 'expiration' date. Do NOT use it. This is one of the worst ideas I've heard lately.
04-01-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 686
Posted By Koyote

Having cracked a few helmets in crashes, I advise...

Having cracked a few helmets in crashes, I advise against choosing a helmet on the basis of retro style points.
04-01-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 686
Posted By grizzly59

Smash that 30yo helmet with a hammer and find a...

Smash that 30yo helmet with a hammer and find a new one.
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