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11-12-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 243
Posted By shelbyfv

As mentioned, the 5800 FD (as well as other first...

As mentioned, the 5800 FD (as well as other first gen 11 speed) has some unique set up requirements. Best to go straight to the Shimano instructions....
11-12-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By shelbyfv

There is no way that you (or any of us) can...

There is no way that you (or any of us) can evaluate a used carbon frame of unknown provenance with any degree of confidence. They are practically giving these bikes away at BikesDirect, why take a...
11-11-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep, maintaining standards can be inconvenient!

Yep, maintaining standards can be inconvenient!
11-11-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 373
Posted By shelbyfv

Avoid the ebike if you want to improve your...

Avoid the ebike if you want to improve your fitness. Anyway, you don't actually have to be very fit to have a pleasant ride with a small child. Cycling doesn't suit everyone!
11-11-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By shelbyfv

Rims should match if possible.

Rims should match if possible.
11-10-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,219
Posted By shelbyfv

I guess I was able to figure out derailleurs w/o...

I guess I was able to figure out derailleurs w/o too much drama and haven't had OP's issues. However, that Priority is an interesting bike and I look forward to a report when OP has some miles on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By shelbyfv

Tape is thicker than it used to be. I no longer...

Tape is thicker than it used to be. I no longer try to tuck the end into the bar because it usually leaves a bulge. I wrap it flush with the bar end and enhance the plug as needed for a tight fit. ...
11-10-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By shelbyfv

I neglected to mention that I have rim brake 5s...

I neglected to mention that I have rim brake 5s with 15,000+ miles, still working fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,975
Posted By shelbyfv

Duh. Looks as if OP is long gone.:foo:

Duh. Looks as if OP is long gone.:foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 807
Posted By shelbyfv

Don't screw around with your livelihood. Running...

Don't screw around with your livelihood. Running is good exercise.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,056
Posted By shelbyfv

Cool retro paint job!

Cool retro paint job!
11-10-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By shelbyfv

You didn't say if your 4s were disc or rim. They...

You didn't say if your 4s were disc or rim. They vary in spoke count but have the same rider weight limit. Either should serve you well. Reasonable weight and no weird proprietary parts. Relax and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By shelbyfv

Check the "Winter Cycling" section. A mod can...

Check the "Winter Cycling" section. A mod can move this for you.:thumb:
11-09-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By shelbyfv

The bike shop gave me an empty small (2oz?)...

The bike shop gave me an empty small (2oz?) Stan's bottle. The nozzle fits inside the valve, no mess.
11-09-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By shelbyfv

That's too bad. You can send me the pedals if...

That's too bad. You can send me the pedals if you don't want them:thumb:
11-09-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By shelbyfv

I bought their least expensive road frame and...

I bought their least expensive road frame and fork a few years ago. At the time it was called Peloton. It was the model they recommended as having the smoothest ride. A friend bought the same frame...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By shelbyfv

Unfortunate thread title. :foo: Regardless, seems...

Unfortunate thread title. :foo: Regardless, seems a good time to mention what I think is an interesting explanation for the falling urban crime rate. ...
11-08-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 743
Posted By shelbyfv

Apparently that level of ignorance can exist on...

Apparently that level of ignorance can exist on either side of the transaction.:innocent: I agree that it is very crude.
11-08-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 26,974
Posted By shelbyfv

OP is long gone :thumb: but cool bike, thanks!

OP is long gone :thumb: but cool bike, thanks!
11-07-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,618
Posted By shelbyfv

Well, I've been unable to sell my size 56....;)

Well, I've been unable to sell my size 56....;)
11-07-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 935
Posted By shelbyfv

I'm pretty happy with my Lynskey road bike. I...

I'm pretty happy with my Lynskey road bike. I certainly wouldn't object to having one of their gravel bikes!
11-07-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By shelbyfv

130, 135, 142- I think that is what's out there...

130, 135, 142- I think that is what's out there in carbon. I can't see someone trying to swap one of those in any situation. FWIW, folks have been putting 130s in vintage Cannondales for 20+ years...
11-07-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,550
Posted By shelbyfv

I was recently on a supported ride where someone...

I was recently on a supported ride where someone was using a pool noodle. They looked beyond ridiculous. It's true they weren't ran over but neither were any of the others.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,602
Posted By shelbyfv

I've tried super glue in the past and it just...

I've tried super glue in the past and it just popped out of the cut. Glad to hear about the flexy stuff, I'll try it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By shelbyfv

Need socks as well? That gets even more...

Need socks as well? That gets even more complicated!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,240
Posted By shelbyfv

Curious how you found this 10 year old thread and...

Curious how you found this 10 year old thread and why it interested you enough to revive it. There's been a rash of necro threads recently, nobody seems to know why.:foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By shelbyfv

Nearly every small town used to have a shoe or...

Nearly every small town used to have a shoe or department store or two. I guess online shopping has changed that.:(
11-05-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,264
Posted By shelbyfv

I wonder what OP will try to sell us when he gets...

I wonder what OP will try to sell us when he gets enough posts....
Forum: Commuting
11-05-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 627
Posted By shelbyfv

Don't get doored....

Don't get doored....
11-05-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By shelbyfv

Hope you weren't seriously injured.

Hope you weren't seriously injured.
11-05-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By shelbyfv

Duplicate in General:deadhorse:

Duplicate in General:deadhorse:
11-05-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By shelbyfv

I only used it for a couple of rides, then...

I only used it for a couple of rides, then returned it to REI. It was very difficult to sync with my phone, probably my fault. I wanted it for turn by turn but could not easily see the cues. ...
11-05-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By shelbyfv

Again, no. Pass the 11 speed cassette on to a...

Again, no. Pass the 11 speed cassette on to a friend. Also, I don't know how you can tell the 11 speed cassette is in "really good shape." Could be worn out but clean.... Get a new chain for the new...
11-05-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep, threads tend to take on a life of their own....

Yep, threads tend to take on a life of their own. A good thing in this case, as your concern about the tread pattern was addressed as well as a probable reason the tires in your particular...
11-04-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,391
Posted By shelbyfv

Let them roll with it as long as it stays in this...

Let them roll with it as long as it stays in this sub-forum:beer:
11-04-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,618
Posted By shelbyfv

Gunnar Sport Disc? Sport Disc...

Gunnar Sport Disc? Sport Disc (http://gunnarbikes.com/site/sport-disc/)
11-04-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,268
Posted By shelbyfv

Time to go down for another 10. Nighty nite.

Time to go down for another 10. Nighty nite.
11-04-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,377
Posted By shelbyfv

Kudos for toughing it out until the end. I was...

Kudos for toughing it out until the end. I was in TL;DR long before.:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,602
Posted By shelbyfv

I get 4000+ from GP4000s. I may replace them...

I get 4000+ from GP4000s. I may replace them prematurely but they seem to flat easier as they wear down. Variety of road surfaces. Tire life rivals chain life in user variability;)
11-04-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,377
Posted By shelbyfv

OMG:twitchy:

OMG:twitchy:
11-03-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By shelbyfv

The tire width will likely vary with the rim...

The tire width will likely vary with the rim width. Compass probably measures them on current rims. If you are using them on narrow retro rims, that could account for the difference.
11-03-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By shelbyfv

Looks like a suspension seatpost with normal...

Looks like a suspension seatpost with normal adjustment but the saddle does have a peculiar shape. Maybe the shop has a saddle trial program.
11-02-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,257
Posted By shelbyfv

I'll agree, this is about as dumb a post as I've...

I'll agree, this is about as dumb a post as I've seen on BF and there is no dearth of competition.
11-02-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,550
Posted By shelbyfv

Given this thread and OP's other...

Given this thread and OP's other epic-but-now-closed thread, some other activity might be a better fit:thumb:
11-01-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,172
Posted By shelbyfv

OK, clearly OP was incorrect in his theory but...

OK, clearly OP was incorrect in his theory but I'd still like to know how he came up with it. That he "narrowed it down" implies he put some thought into it.:foo:
11-01-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 472
Posted By shelbyfv

Providing basic info will save time for you and...

Providing basic info will save time for you and those hoping to provide you assistance. What is the bike? What seatpost was in the bike when you bought it- brand and size. What seatpost do you think...
10-31-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,778
Posted By shelbyfv

Welcome to BF! Why not share your best steal?

Welcome to BF! Why not share your best steal?
10-31-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep, motorcycle clothing would be appropriate. ...

Yep, motorcycle clothing would be appropriate. Not a surprise, motor on!
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