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08-17-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By Homebrew01

35 lbs :eek: How's that possible these days ?

35 lbs :eek:
How's that possible these days ?
Forum: Touring
08-17-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,552
Posted By Homebrew01

I could'a sworn the topic was touring. Guess...

I could'a sworn the topic was touring.
Guess not.
Closed.
08-15-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 867
Posted By Homebrew01

Especially when pumping up car tires...... Whew !

Especially when pumping up car tires...... Whew !
08-15-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,849
Posted By Homebrew01

OK....Moved to A&S from General

OK....Moved to A&S from General
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 02:20 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,760
Posted By Homebrew01

That's what belt sanders and bench grinders are...

That's what belt sanders and bench grinders are for.
08-13-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By Homebrew01

I don't think I've ever worn out a large...

I don't think I've ever worn out a large chainring.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By Homebrew01

Other duplicate threads deleted.

Other duplicate threads deleted.
08-08-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 855
Posted By Homebrew01

Welcome to Bike Forums. That rule has helped...

Welcome to Bike Forums.
That rule has helped Bike Forums greatly reduce spam posts. We realize it's inconvenient. You can easily get to 10 posts, by introducing yourself in the "Introductions"...
08-08-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,968
Posted By Homebrew01

To a degree. Perhaps the OP could store the bike...

To a degree. Perhaps the OP could store the bike in the car, and will now consider that as an option, due to the warnings of theft.
08-07-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,027
Posted By Homebrew01

I'm still riding the steel frame I built around...

I'm still riding the steel frame I built around 1982. It's a Franken-bike now, with Campy Centaur 10 speed, mixed with some original bits.

Just grunt a bit when spreading the dropouts to insert a...
08-07-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,968
Posted By Homebrew01

Some racks have built in locks to prevent...

Some racks have built in locks to prevent removing the bike or rack.
But anything can be stolen, it's just a matter of easy or difficult to steal.

I lock my bike inside my car.
08-07-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,061
Posted By Homebrew01

Thread closed. If you want info on a bike, get...

Thread closed.
If you want info on a bike, get to 10 legit posts, then you will be able to post pictures.

You can post in the "Introductions" forum, and greet a few other new members.
08-07-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By Homebrew01

Good Idea. Closed. The official helmet thread...

Good Idea. Closed.
The official helmet thread is in the Advocacy & Safety forum.
https://www.bikeforums.net/advocacy-safety/976893-helmet-thread-2-a.html
08-06-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By Homebrew01

Doesn't take much to get hurt. Standing still,...

Doesn't take much to get hurt. Standing still, then falling and hitting your head on cement could be life threatening.
08-05-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By Homebrew01

What he said. Machined brake tracks always looked...

What he said. Machined brake tracks always looked to me as though they used too much metal, so removed some.
08-04-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,289
Posted By Homebrew01

You may find this forum useful/helpful, since...

You may find this forum useful/helpful, since there may be some other riders going through similar experiences.
https://www.bikeforums.net/clydesdales-athenas-200-lb-91-kg/
08-04-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,289
Posted By Homebrew01

Big mistake. Easy Gears are there for a reason....

Big mistake. Easy Gears are there for a reason. Use them. You should be in "1" or "2" on the left shifter (front derailleur) most of the time. "3" is "High range" for going down hill with the wind at...
08-04-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By Homebrew01

On the toughest hills, do you feel as though you...

On the toughest hills, do you feel as though you need 1 lower gear, or 2 lower gears ? Maybe be better to get slightly lower than what you think you'll need.
Cassettes wear out, so you can always...
08-04-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By Homebrew01

Save part of your budget for helmet, cycling...

Save part of your budget for helmet, cycling shorts, gloves, jersey(s).

You can skip cycling clothing until you decide to stick with it. Otherwise you may ride for a month and change your mind,...
08-04-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By Homebrew01

Moved from 50+

Moved from 50+
Forum: Introductions
08-01-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Homebrew01

Welcome to BF

Welcome to BF
08-01-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Homebrew01

What condition is it in ? Shiny, rusty, in...

What condition is it in ? Shiny, rusty, in between ?

What model of Shimano ? Beat up/scratched ?

You can post, and greet other new members in the "Introductions" forum....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,236
Posted By Homebrew01

Are there such things ? "...$6k...

Are there such things ?

"...$6k wheelsets,..."
08-01-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 107,200
Posted By Homebrew01

Continentals don't impress me. The don't stretch...

Continentals don't impress me. The don't stretch well for mounting, and just never seem as supple as others like Vittoria.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By Homebrew01

My CAAD 8 has a standard threaded Bottom Bracket,...

My CAAD 8 has a standard threaded Bottom Bracket, so no creaking problems.
It's the press-fit BBs that are problems.

Yes, it's an aluminum frame. And a good one. Very race worthy bike.
Down the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Homebrew01

Duplicate thread. More Discussion here: ...

Duplicate thread. More Discussion here:
https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1179607-30c-vs-23-25c.html
07-31-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By Homebrew01

It does look bent forward, which is unusual. ...

It does look bent forward, which is unusual.
Forks are usually bent back from collisions.

But photographs can be a bit deceptive and make things appear bent, that are not.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By Homebrew01

CAAD 8 is a great bike. And the 105 group is...

CAAD 8 is a great bike. And the 105 group is good.

But tighten that rear QR skewer before riding :eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,884
Posted By Homebrew01

Rob Hatch tries a bit too hard. He needs a...

Rob Hatch tries a bit too hard.
He needs a chill pill in general.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 722
Posted By Homebrew01

Always blame the equipment !!

Always blame the equipment !!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,265
Posted By Homebrew01

It can also be about power under certain...

It can also be about power under certain circumstances.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 05:50 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,265
Posted By Homebrew01

Depends on your style of riding. Clipless allow...

Depends on your style of riding.
Clipless allow you to put out more power accelerating, climbing, sprinting. Important to some, not to others.
I also like the option of pulling up a bit on...
07-28-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,363
Posted By Homebrew01

Commercial break with 3k to go ...AAGGHHHH ...

Commercial break with 3k to go ...AAGGHHHH

EDIT: Coverage resumed...whew
07-28-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 865
Posted By Homebrew01

If I were reusing the chain, I'd splice in a link...

If I were reusing the chain, I'd splice in a link from another chain.
If the chain's old, replace it as suggested already.
07-27-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By Homebrew01

TdF 2019 - Final Stage, 21

Place your bets for winner of the final stage.

https://img.aso.fr/core_app/img-cycling-tdf-jpg/21/13128/0:0,960:579-960-0-70/3da7e
Forum: Introductions
07-27-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Homebrew01

Welcome to Bike Forums. Plenty of sub-forums for...

Welcome to Bike Forums. Plenty of sub-forums for you to browse.
Forum: Introductions
07-27-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Homebrew01

Welcome back. Lots of sub forums, so post in...

Welcome back. Lots of sub forums, so post in whichever ones suit you.
07-27-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 775
Posted By Homebrew01

Hybrid with 32mm road tires & fenders.

Hybrid with 32mm road tires & fenders.
07-27-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By Homebrew01

Track bikes, no

Track bikes, no
07-27-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By Homebrew01

Yup, look crooked to me too.

Yup, look crooked to me too.
07-26-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,232
Posted By Homebrew01

Gasoline isn't great for skin contact, in...

Gasoline isn't great for skin contact, in addition to fire hazard. I would never use it in the house. The few times I've used gasoline for anything, have been on the grass away from everything.
...
07-26-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,971
Posted By Homebrew01

No tool needed to install. With the quick-link on...

No tool needed to install. With the quick-link on the upper portion of chain, step on the pedal, and it should click into position.
07-26-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By Homebrew01

It's possible the rubber doohickey inside the...

It's possible the rubber doohickey inside the pump head is worn out. If so, Giant may repair/replace it under warranty
07-26-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 775
Posted By Homebrew01

If it's for All-Weather commuting, he'll want to...

If it's for All-Weather commuting, he'll want to have room for fenders, and eyelets.
07-25-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By Homebrew01

What's a "mis timed shift" ? I shift my...

What's a "mis timed shift" ?

I shift my Campy (non electric) rear under power all the time. That's a main benefit of modern drivetrains.
Shifting to a smaller cog is not very demanding.
I shift...
07-25-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,298
Posted By Homebrew01

:lol:

:lol:
07-25-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By Homebrew01

There's a lot of variety in placement of...

There's a lot of variety in placement of intermediate sprints. I don't think an "average" placement has much meaning. I think it's rare for a stage to have more than 1 intermediate sprint.
...
07-24-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By Homebrew01

Search Ebay (local pickup to avoid shippping) and...

Search Ebay (local pickup to avoid shippping) and other online sites, for decent used clinchers.
07-24-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By Homebrew01

Do you mean how long is a "Sprint" Stage ? Or...

Do you mean how long is a "Sprint" Stage ?
Or how long do they actually sprint ? They crank it up with about 200 meters to go.
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