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02-23-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,030
Posted By Hermes

Welcome to track riding / training. I started in...

Welcome to track riding / training. I started in 2008 and since then have raced at Hellyer, San Jose, CA, Carson, CA, Trexlertown, PA, Marymoore, Seattle WA, Superdrome, Frisco, TX, San Diego, CA,...
02-21-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 576
Posted By Rage

And stop carrying bananas in your jersey pockets....

And stop carrying bananas in your jersey pockets.
Or use a baggie or something.
02-21-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,030
Posted By TiHabanero

Track racing is such a pure form of racing that...

Track racing is such a pure form of racing that it is my favorite form of racing. I have ridden outdoor tracks with low banking and it was not intimidating at all. It takes real nerve to ride up a 50...
02-21-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,030
Posted By topflightpro

Track racing is so much fun, even at the masters...

Track racing is so much fun, even at the masters level. And the track racing community is fantastic. Also, learning to move around on the track will give you exceptional pack handling skills - even...
02-21-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 587
Posted By indyfabz

A well-designed rack that comes with hardware...

A well-designed rack that comes with hardware calculated to help it fit different bikes does not need to be “mangled.” And I would never use one that has been. Rack breakage can cause a catastrophic...
02-19-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 587
Posted By indyfabz

Look into Tubus racks. Tubus has a lot of fitting...

Look into Tubus racks. Tubus has a lot of fitting solutions and makes high quality racks. Does the frame have eyelets on at the dropouts? What about attachment points on the seatstays? Even if it...
02-18-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,613
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Forgot to include "Both, depending on what's...

Forgot to include "Both, depending on what's being measured."
02-18-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,613
Posted By Phil_gretz

Ever done any plumbing? Get used to imperial...

Ever done any plumbing? Get used to imperial units. Appliance repair that involves plumbing and mechanical may have both. Yay.

Gunsmithing? Then a combination of imperial with just a splash of...
02-18-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,613
Posted By Steve B.

On bikes and cars it's all metric, everything...

On bikes and cars it's all metric, everything else is imperial. Too bad, the US should have gone metric back in the 60's when it was an option.
02-17-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,422
Posted By Toadmeister

Probably because you needed 401 miles to break it...

Probably because you needed 401 miles to break it in ;)
02-17-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,422
Posted By Germany_chris

I just pulled my Brooks for a Berthoud but yes I...

I just pulled my Brooks for a Berthoud but yes I like Brooks
02-17-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,422
Posted By Retro Grouch

None of the boxes exactly fit my situation. ...

None of the boxes exactly fit my situation.

Once I discovered that Brooks saddles eliminated my "numb manhood" issue I went all Brooks until I stopped riding diamond frame bicycles.
02-11-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,825
Posted By Iride01

I'd postpone your ride and find something else...

I'd postpone your ride and find something else till they get that stretch re-opened. The views are too good to miss. Perhaps you might go from Sausalito north on Hwy 1. That has excellent views...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,332
Posted By Trevtassie

Just loving the arm chair quarterbacks, dude has...

Just loving the arm chair quarterbacks, dude has won 4 tour de France, you don't do that without having mad skills. If he says he needs to brake for 5 to 10 minutes on a descent, it ain't because...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 04:15 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,332
Posted By canklecat

Ever listen to Froome, in full context, in most...

Ever listen to Froome, in full context, in most video and audio interviews? The guy has a career as a diplomat ahead of him. He's typically very measured, rarely misspeaks himself or says anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,332
Posted By big john

They sponsor the team to sell bikes. If one of...

They sponsor the team to sell bikes. If one of their sponsored riders isn't happy with something on the bike, he shouldn't go public with it.

One of the early freeriders couldn't get much help...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,332
Posted By rubiksoval

You must not watch much pro racing. He's...

You must not watch much pro racing.

He's done some very exciting things in races; surprise attacks on downhills, rolling breaks with Sagan, running up a mountain. Way more exciting than most...
02-07-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,585
Posted By dedhed

You mean like PF BB, tubeless tires, electronic...

You mean like PF BB, tubeless tires, electronic shifting, and juice brakes?
02-05-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 647
Posted By Jeff Neese

The one and only time I had a tire bulge in over...

The one and only time I had a tire bulge in over 40 years of cycling, was a Kenda. You get what you pay for.
02-05-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,125
Posted By sovende

In soft pine, he wouldn’t even need to drill...

In soft pine, he wouldn’t even need to drill pilot holes! Everybody’s over thinking this project! :D
02-05-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,125
Posted By sovende

I know that you stated that you wanted to avoid...

I know that you stated that you wanted to avoid putting more holes in the wood (because it’s a rental?) but I can’t imagine that there’d be an issue with drilling a 3/16” or 1/4” pilot hole (or two)...
02-05-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,123
Posted By bOsscO

Also, curved top tubes remind me of...

Also, curved top tubes remind me of something.....
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/512x342/curve_62d4c58b7227b679700137bf7f5ce467c5a0fbe0.jpg...
02-05-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,123
Posted By bOsscO

Press fit bottom brackets should go away and...

Press fit bottom brackets should go away and never return.
02-05-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By cxwrench

Those are shift pins. You should be looking at...

Those are shift pins. You should be looking at them from the other side of the ring. They help the chain move up from the small ring to the big ring. Notice how they are basically in 2 sets, one on...
02-04-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By wgscott

Buying a used cassette is about as attractive a...

Buying a used cassette is about as attractive a proposition as buying a used toothbrush.

Microshift has some reasonable prices if you can't find a new XT one on sale. SLX is also a value...
02-03-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,146
Posted By tyrion

Are there matching shorts?

Are there matching shorts?
02-01-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By JohnDThompson

I have many SedisSport chains in use here. I've...

I have many SedisSport chains in use here. I've never found it necessary to use a quicklink. Just use your chain tool to push the pin back in when you re-connected the chain.
01-29-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,468
Posted By caloso

I suppose everyone who washes greasy rags in the...

I suppose everyone who washes greasy rags in the clothes washer is single. Or is soon to be.
01-29-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,468
Posted By FBOATSB

If I got black gunky grease in the drum of my...

If I got black gunky grease in the drum of my wife's washing machine, I would be hung out to dry.
I buy white cotton wiping cloths and we both use them.
01-29-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,468
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm really surprised how many have responded that...

I'm really surprised how many have responded that they wash their shop rags. Mine get filthy with grease and gunk. I throw out two or three per week. I also don't wear anything with holes in it...
01-29-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,468
Posted By Peruano

First you put the dirty rags in the garbage and...

First you put the dirty rags in the garbage and then get the old even T-shirts from your closet and use them as rags. For wiping chains I use the blue (industrial strength) paper towels for the...
01-28-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,934
Posted By rsbob

Like the other poster noted, what you have is NOT...

Like the other poster noted, what you have is NOT normal and you need to see an ophthalmologist. Had a retina detach and will never put off getting a vision problem resolved ASAP and neither should...
01-28-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,934
Posted By 63rickert

My wife has diplopia. She won’t be commenting so...

My wife has diplopia. She won’t be commenting so I will try.

You need to see the ophthalmologist ASAP. There is a good chance you have one of the common varieties and can be treated easily. There...
01-27-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,129
Posted By mack_turtle

this has been common for decades on anything...

this has been common for decades on anything above the most basic, low-end bikes. manufacturers don't include pedals because there are so many different kinds of pedals out there and every rider has...
01-26-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,444
Posted By Andy_K

I find this perplexing. Aside from the issue of...

I find this perplexing. Aside from the issue of having the right spindle and front derailleur to make a triple work, I can't see how a compact double is an improvement in any way. I've tried a...
01-25-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,444
Posted By bulgie

No he didn't! For one thing, he only used the...

No he didn't! For one thing, he only used the bike with the triple on one stage, the Tre Cime mountain stage, which he didn't win... but it gave him enough time on his GC rivals to give him the...
01-25-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,497
Posted By Nachoman

NBC Sports Gold is my one sports splurge every...

NBC Sports Gold is my one sports splurge every year (since i generally don't pay to watch any sports).
I'm also a Phil Liggett, Bob Roll, Christian Vande and Chris Horner fan. Don't judge me.
01-25-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,652
Posted By DeadGrandpa

"Never a borrower nor a lender be."

"Never a borrower nor a lender be."
01-25-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,444
Posted By DMC707

you have some pretty bikes, but the crankset on...

you have some pretty bikes, but the crankset on this one takes the cake! Really looks beautiful
01-25-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,444
Posted By noobinsf

Here are mine... ...

Here are mine...


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01-23-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,708
Posted By Reynolds

That'll buff right off! Said sarcastically about...

That'll buff right off! Said sarcastically about a bike damaged/corroded beyond any hope of repairing it.
01-23-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,497
Posted By coffeesnob

yes they do

yes they do
01-22-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,497
Posted By 2cam16

Well that sucks. That was my only way of watching...

Well that sucks. That was my only way of watching the Tour and other bike races they cover. I hope that's moving to USA too. As for Peacock, heck if I can afford all these pay per channels nowadays....
01-19-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,301
Posted By Phil_gretz

In the DC market (winter months are more...

In the DC market (winter months are more variable), the demand is great. A well preserved mid-level road bike (with drop bars) will fetch north of $400 without question. Easily and quickly.

A...
01-18-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,301
Posted By Phil_gretz

You don't give your location, so we cannot know...

You don't give your location, so we cannot know your local market for used bicycles.

Aesthetics really matter. For maximum sale price, the bike should be immaculately clean, properly adjusted,...
01-17-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,593
Posted By tkamd73

Litespud Nice analogy, all my bikes except one...

Litespud Nice analogy, all my bikes except one are DT shifter, a bit more effort, just like my TR6. But very enjoyable.
Tim

...
01-16-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,171
Posted By mstateglfr

Your nickname needs to be 'king of sweeping...

Your nickname needs to be 'king of sweeping generalizations'.
01-16-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,549
Posted By fliplap

Bianchi also still makes the Ancora. $3k doesn’t...

Bianchi also still makes the Ancora. $3k doesn’t seem that bad for the L’Erocia given that the Ancora sells for $1500 (though I’ve seen it deeply discounted at a large shop in Tokyo) Bianchi | ROAD |...
01-15-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,171
Posted By CAT7RDR

I do not see fit people riding e-bikes. Just my...

I do not see fit people riding e-bikes. Just my anecdotal observation.
I will do an exploratory study to make sure it passes the strict opinion requirement of BF.
01-14-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,549
Posted By nlerner

Not all vintage bikes were made to duplicate Tour...

Not all vintage bikes were made to duplicate Tour de France kit. Plenty of tourers in the mid 1970s featured 5-speed free wheels w/ 30 or 32 max cog, long cage RDs, and TA chainsets with 46/30t...
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