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02-24-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By drlogik

From my days as a teenager helping the mechanic...

From my days as a teenager helping the mechanic at the gas station I worked at, I bleed my brakes the old fashioned way with a wrench, a tube and a coffee can. I don't use a kit. I drain and replace...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,643
Posted By Trakhak

Some of us would be thrilled to own a 6-year-old...

Some of us would be thrilled to own a 6-year-old Ritchey Logic bike as the "ONE bike." If the only problem with it is that you'd prefer not to be leaning over so far, consider buying a new stem that...
12-12-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 644
Posted By Mojo31

How about something from the industry: The...

How about something from the industry:

The stretch of a wire rope under load is the result of two components: the structural stretch and the elastic stretch. Structural stretch of wire rope is...
11-28-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,924
Posted By WhyFi

No, it was a reply knowing what you were getting...

No, it was a reply knowing what you were getting at and not being terribly impressed with the weak sauce logical judo attempt.
11-26-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,924
Posted By WhyFi

The Varia is worth it. I don't know anyone that...

The Varia is worth it. I don't know anyone that has a Varia who wouldn't replace it immediately if they lost or damaged theirs.
11-25-20, 01:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,353
Posted By bitpuddle

If you are worried about Simple Green’s...

If you are worried about Simple Green’s aggressiveness, they also make an “aircraft and aluminum” formulation that is safer for reactive metals. This is what i use when the degreaser will sit on a...
11-23-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By mrrabbit

You're doing it wrong. The only time you...

You're doing it wrong.

The only time you loosen is to RESET and START OVER.

1. Loosen - tap with a plastic or rubber mallet to ensure the wheel is reset - i.e. has serious slack or play.
2. ...
11-23-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

10 speed Record hubs have a pinch bolt not a lock...

10 speed Record hubs have a pinch bolt not a lock nut.
11-08-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By aggiegrads

I prefer the bench vise method. Put the tool in...

I prefer the bench vise method. Put the tool in the vise, insert the wheel (and add a loose skewer if QR) and turn the wheel like you’re making a hard left in a school bus.

If you do have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,246
Posted By yarbrough462

The normal Shimano SH51 cleats have 4 degrees of...

The normal Shimano SH51 cleats have 4 degrees of float and the multi-release SH56 cleats have 6 degrees.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,739
Posted By WhyFi

:foo: I can't speak for others, but in my case,...

:foo: I can't speak for others, but in my case, you're completely wrong; why would someone think that not wearing gloves should be seen as a sign of manliness?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,739
Posted By tyrion

People are keeping their gloves in their...

People are keeping their gloves in their handlebar bags so they don't get dirty.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,739
Posted By Rides4Beer

You spend way too much time worrying about what...

You spend way too much time worrying about what other people are doing, just ride your bike. :thumb:
09-11-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,818
Posted By pdlamb

By the end of the second week, everybody,...

By the end of the second week, everybody, regardless of age or condition, was walking out saying, "Maybe I could have done a little bit more, but I think I'll go sit in the recliner for a few hours."
08-16-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,803
Posted By Skulking

The weight of the bike and rider is all carried...

The weight of the bike and rider is all carried on the hub and transferred to the wheel through the spokes. It doesn't matter where the braking force is applied to the wheel, if you are slowing down...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,550
Posted By Sy Reene

Wipe down the chain with some Head&Shoulders?

Wipe down the chain with some Head&Shoulders?
08-10-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By Pratt

Difficult to release lipless pedals are a safety...

Difficult to release lipless pedals are a safety feature, designed to protect the bike in case of falls
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,364
Posted By 2cam16

I always put mine in one of those delicates net...

I always put mine in one of those delicates net bags. Never had a snagging problem with the velcro.
08-10-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By DorkDisk

I could argue that the guy on the Colnago is a...

I could argue that the guy on the Colnago is a bad cyclist.
08-10-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By zacster

NO, I don't agree. I ride my Campy drivetrain in...

NO, I don't agree. I ride my Campy drivetrain in big/big all the time and it is not noisy. It is 50/26. If it wears it down more I haven't noticed, but I'm not one to freak out if my chain/cassette...
08-09-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By GlennR

If you cared more about the bike than him, no....

If you cared more about the bike than him, no. You're not a bad cyclist, just a bad person.

(i'm joking)
07-31-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,111
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...file this under the FWIW category, but we...

.
...file this under the FWIW category, but we live now in an age when you can buy adjustable reamers in various diameter ranges that are suitable for infrequent use very cheaply....like in the 20...
07-31-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,111
Posted By canopus

RGMN is correct. The few custom frames we would...

RGMN is correct. The few custom frames we would get were prepped for building the frame, not for the headset. Paint, chrome, burrs or braze would sometime be in the tube so we would ream and face...
07-29-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,826
Posted By onsay99

For short trips close to home, e.g. <40km or so,...

For short trips close to home, e.g. <40km or so, use co2 since it is quick qnd easy.
For longer trips or bike tours, e.g. >100km or so, take co2 and a good frame pump
for security and peace of...
07-28-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,196
Posted By katsup

I'm with you on the Crank Brothers Speedier. I no...

I'm with you on the Crank Brothers Speedier. I no longer fear a tight fitting tire unless I am on a ride and don't have it with me. Plus no sore thumbs from trying to get the tire on....
07-28-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,196
Posted By veganbikes

At one of the shops I managed I had mechanics...

At one of the shops I managed I had mechanics start dating each Pedros lever because it felt like they were going through a pair a week. I prefer to use the Crank Brothers Speedier Lever. Way easier...
07-21-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By dsbrantjr

I have a dog bone wrench like that which I used...

I have a dog bone wrench like that which I used on my old Dunelt 3-speed bike back in the '60s. It was my father's so is likely over 70 years old or more. Still works as well (or poorly) as it did...
07-21-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By gfk_velo

It would be possible if you were very patient,...

It would be possible if you were very patient, yes ... it would probably be ill-advised, though. The reason they are there in the one-piece alloy bodies is to prevent cracking at the heels of the...
07-21-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By gfk_velo

Depending on the exact age of your hub, you may...

Depending on the exact age of your hub, you may only need a cassette body or, I suspect more likely, a new axle, cassette body and bearing preload collar.


RGMN has already answered in substance....
07-21-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,166
Posted By Koyote

Even if this were true (which it's not), it...

Even if this were true (which it's not), it wouldn't justify racism.

Hell, I'm not even sure that there ARE "racial slurs" for white people...None that compare with words that are routinely thrown...
07-13-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,423
Posted By genejockey

That says it all, really.

That says it all, really.
07-13-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,423
Posted By GlennR

They stop the muiffn top.

They stop the muiffn top.
07-13-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,423
Posted By caloso

They are more comfortable than shorts.

They are more comfortable than shorts.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,754
Posted By Clipped_in

I ride solo through a couple of round-a-bouts...

I ride solo through a couple of round-a-bouts quite regularly. As I approach I am riding on the road shoulder, but when I am within 50' or so I safely move in and take the lane. I ride through the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,756
Posted By eduskator

Indeed. The problem is that we have 4 seasons...

Indeed. The problem is that we have 4 seasons here and the weather varies from -30c (-22f) in winter to +30-35c (85-95f) in summer. It's hard for a body to constantly adapt :)
07-08-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,621
Posted By pdlamb

Biggest thing wrong with that picture is that the...

Biggest thing wrong with that picture is that the owner is sitting off the path, posting to bikeforums, instead of riding that bike down that trail.
06-22-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,599
Posted By DorkDisk

co2 for short rides, both for longer rides

co2 for short rides, both for longer rides
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,017
Posted By guadzilla

Yeah, but did either of you wave?

Yeah, but did either of you wave?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,017
Posted By alcjphil

One thing I have learned in almost 50 years as a...

One thing I have learned in almost 50 years as a cyclist: No matter how good my fitness, there is always someone who is stronger than me
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 834
Posted By Bah Humbug

I... wow. Also, isn't the first number...

I... wow.

Also, isn't the first number always 20? :foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 834
Posted By MoAlpha

Has your vision been affected?

Has your vision been affected?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 261,628
Posted By slowgo

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1852/c99d8872_bcc2_4b6b_9646_446d0c69bcfd_76e48063df8003f10d6f0ecc3dd5bdb53d1485ae.jpeg

Just built up this Cinelli Vigorelli Road. Found...
05-15-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By FastJake

Kool Stop salmon + everything already said above....

Kool Stop salmon + everything already said above.

\thread
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,223
Posted By bobwysiwyg

Similar behavior for myself. In addition, it...

Similar behavior for myself. In addition, it alerts you to a vehicles approaching at high speed. They definitely warrant a look back. I like the the "the all-clear" signal as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,223
Posted By WhyFi

I tend to ride further out in to the roadway with...

I tend to ride further out in to the roadway with the Varia. a) it's cleaner b) it's smoother c) it's more visible to approaching drivers. When the Varia gives me a blip, I can move over when...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,223
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​It's actually very useful in an urban...

​​​​​​It's actually very useful in an urban setting because it shows you gaps in traffic. If you need to move into the lane to get around anything or turn left, you have a pretty good idea when to...
04-05-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,563
Posted By Russ Roth

They're perfectly fine for building precision...

They're perfectly fine for building precision wheels as long as you understand that the tool isn't accurate and know how to compensate for the fact. I've used at least a dozen different ones and each...
08-15-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,724
Posted By kingston

I use the UltraFast Chain Lube recipe, which is...

I use the UltraFast Chain Lube recipe, which is 1lb of household paraffin wax, 5g of pure PTFE (Teflon) powder, and 1g of pure molybdenum disulfide (MoS2).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,861
Posted By WhyFi

Oh wait - I forgot a classic BF answer: Put...

Oh wait - I forgot a classic BF answer:

Put the smaller tire up front so that you're always riding on a slight downhill, bruh!
Forum: Foo
05-21-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,977
Posted By 02Giant

RIP to a F1 Legend, 3 Time World Champion Niki...

RIP to a F1 Legend, 3 Time World Champion Niki Lauda 1949-2019 :(
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