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Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By fourfa

https://wickwerks.com/products/fit-link-adapter/

https://wickwerks.com/products/fit-link-adapter/
07-06-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,437
Posted By ljsense

It's a good question. Maybe someone will...

It's a good question.

Maybe someone will come along with better history on this than I have, but I think you should look at the early days of mountain biking and those clunkers of Marin County and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By shelbyfv

Isn't that the truth! Do they not teach...

Isn't that the truth! Do they not teach geography anymore? :foo:
06-25-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 399
Posted By ClydeClydeson

The 'turkey wing' levers were terrible. Anyone...

The 'turkey wing' levers were terrible. Anyone who says they are fine has no idea what 'good' brakes are.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By Bah Humbug

I really wouldn't sweat that chart; people...

I really wouldn't sweat that chart; people routinely put 23mm tires on 19-21mm internal rims.
06-16-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,128
Posted By Koyote

You know what's really useless? Broccoli. I hate...

You know what's really useless? Broccoli. I hate it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,639
Posted By WhyFi

Stuff happens. The RD is an easy replacement. The...

Stuff happens. The RD is an easy replacement. The frame is the biggest concern.

Trek has a "Carbon Care" program - check it out.

There are third parties that can repair damaged carbon frames...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,154
Posted By WhyFi

Probably, but it would likely be DA Di2 first and...

Probably, but it would likely be DA Di2 first and then trickle down later. Are you in the market for the tippy-top groupset? If not, you're probably a couple years away from seeing it in more...
06-14-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By Barry2

In your second picture further to the left of the...

In your second picture further to the left of the split that you are holding, the tread appears to either be Patterned and or perished in the grooves.If indeed it is perished, my guess is the tire...
06-06-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,547
Posted By thumpism

Welcome! I'd say a steel touring bike is your...

Welcome! I'd say a steel touring bike is your best bet for longevity. You can change every piece on it over the years and expect it to keep performing. Brand is subject to taste and preference and...
06-06-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,547
Posted By hillyman

Maybe look at touring bikes. Built to last,...

Maybe look at touring bikes. Built to last, comfortable and for heavy loads. You should be able to find models with drop or flat/riser handlebars. Somehow I believe you it will be the last bike you...
06-04-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,314
Posted By jon c.

Criminal charges won't be his only difficulty...

Criminal charges won't be his only difficulty when his name becomes known.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By August West

For me I would get the 2020 without question...

For me I would get the 2020 without question having owned a 2019 SL6 and traded up to a 2020 SLR7.

2020 does away with the BB90 (probably the most disliked BB design in recent history) for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,878
Posted By Rides4Beer

He's right. There's nothing wrong with test...

He's right. There's nothing wrong with test riding different bikes, when you are looking to actually buy one, that's just good shopping. But going into an LBS with the full intention of then buying...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,878
Posted By WhyFi

Clarify what? That knowingly wasting the time and...

Clarify what? That knowingly wasting the time and utilizing the resources of others, while operating under the false pretense of being a customer, is scummy?
05-28-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,385
Posted By Koyote

Your pressure gauge is telling you that you are...

Your pressure gauge is telling you that you are running way too much psi.
05-28-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,064
Posted By Phil_gretz

Great news! I'm in Alexandria, ride the same...

Great news! I'm in Alexandria, ride the same size, and can help you check out the mechanics on any bike you're considering. Prices have been creeping up, but there have been some really nice bikes...
05-28-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,385
Posted By wirides

The gauge below has a bleed off function that...

The gauge below has a bleed off function that allows you to over inflate slightly and bleed off to the EXACT pressure you desire. The display adjusts in real time. I can tell you it works as...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By SethAZ

It's all going to depend on who in your area has...

It's all going to depend on who in your area has a bike they're selling and what it is, but yeah, there's no reason to think you can't find that.

It's one useless data point from years ago, but as...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,679
Posted By puma1552

I'm aware, no need to school me on the state of...

I'm aware, no need to school me on the state of the economy. My bike wasn't advertised for $1200, it was advertised for $2500 and I negotiated it, and the shop certainly wasn't struggling. So unless...
05-26-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By hillyman

I'm sure the answer is coming. Then 15 replys on...

I'm sure the answer is coming. Then 15 replys on how they are wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By znomit

If in doubt, get the bike that's closest to...

If in doubt, get the bike that's closest to stock, because "upgrades" often mean "wore stuff out".

Welcome to BF.
Replies: 22
Views: 844
Posted By merlinextraligh

IMHO, Several things going to hold down the value...

IMHO, Several things going to hold down the value of that bike. 1) the older lateral tube frame, 2) rim brakes instead of disc, 3) it appears to be 9 speed, and 4) the wheels.

While the wheels...
05-24-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By dsaul

100 x 9mm is QR The rear has an option for 135...

100 x 9mm is QR
The rear has an option for 135 x 10mm, which is also QR

The print on the left side of the page specifies that they are convertible between QR and thru axle.
"Easily convertible...
05-23-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,238
Posted By KenCT

I don't know how often pros shift, but learning...

I don't know how often pros shift, but learning how to be in the right gear at the right time will greatly improve your ride experience. It takes time but soon you will shift without even thinking...
05-23-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,764
Posted By InvertedMP

Light Bicycles AR46. Enjoy.

Light Bicycles AR46. Enjoy.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,988
Posted By Pirkaus

Fify

Fify
05-22-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By dsaul

OK. I remember that thread. The GXP bottom...

OK. I remember that thread. The GXP bottom bracket does not require any spacers for that frame with the Apex crankset. I know spacers come with the bottom bracket, but they are for use with a MTB...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,988
Posted By badger1

You are wrong. You haven't a clue. That...

You are wrong. You haven't a clue.

That aside, rants such as this belong in either P&R or the dedicated Cv19 sub-forum, in The Lounge.

In my opinion. Please tell me where I'm wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,988
Posted By WhyFi

FDR had polio, founded the March of Dimes and...

FDR had polio, founded the March of Dimes and focused a ton of effort on furthering the study communicable diseases. So yeah, kudos on the great example.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,988
Posted By HTupolev

You realize that quote was part of a rallying cry...

You realize that quote was part of a rallying cry for Americans to trust government efforts to mitigate a crisis, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By Wileyrat

I'd swap out that front derailleur with a 6800...

I'd swap out that front derailleur with a 6800 just because.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 494
Posted By surak

If liking the looks on your wheels motivates you,...

If liking the looks on your wheels motivates you, and you aren't going into debt splurging, more power to ya.

Take a look at Light Bicycle AR56 rims, you can get red i9 hubs and nipples and...
05-18-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By Wanderer

Lol - why not add a little water, to make them...

Lol - why not add a little water, to make them equal?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By Litespud

And you put a Shimano drivetrain on that?! You...

And you put a Shimano drivetrain on that?! You Monster! :)
05-14-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,215
Posted By JustinOldPhart

You sold a bike and don't know, for sure, if the...

You sold a bike and don't know, for sure, if the bike was made out of steel or if it was made out of aluminum.

It would seem to me that you are not really in much of a position to say that there...
05-14-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,215
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

A few thoughts: A crack in a frame can exist...

A few thoughts:

A crack in a frame can exist for a long time without being noticed. The number of safely completed rides, though, are no indication of the cracked frame's potential for further...
05-13-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,215
Posted By GlennR

"So, I sold a guy an Iron Horse bike 10 days ago,...

"So, I sold a guy an Iron Horse bike 10 days ago, and he took it to a shop."
All we know is he sold it 10 days before he posted here.

The buyer could of taken it directly to the shop and it took...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,336
Posted By Eric F

Canyon might not be able to do anything specific...

Canyon might not be able to do anything specific for you, but they may be very interested - and concerned - that someone is producing forfeit frames with their brand on them.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Have you looked at the prices for Di2 conversion...

Have you looked at the prices for Di2 conversion kits before you do anything? The cost of the components will likely exceed the value of your existing bike. From a cost perspective, it make more...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 960
Posted By holybinch

I was in a similar position. 2009 bike. Very...

I was in a similar position.
2009 bike. Very nice ride, Campagn centaur...
I decided to splurge on some wheels instead of getting a new bike, I feel like i'll get more bang for my buck.
Then,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,353
Posted By justonwo

DT Swiss replaced the rim on the wheel under...

DT Swiss replaced the rim on the wheel under warranty and the wheel is on its way back to me. This is great news.

My lesson learned here is simply not to use levers on carbon wheels. I have Zipp...
04-28-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,223
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

from the 90's, used trek 850, 720, or 950. It...

from the 90's, used trek 850, 720, or 950. It will say single track or mountain track, or something track. They run a tad small so look for an appropriate size for you. For example, I usually use a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,127
Posted By 1nterceptor

If it was me; I'd get the cheaper Brompton(in 2...

If it was me; I'd get the cheaper Brompton(in 2 speed). Then with the money saved;
buy lighter parts for the Brompton for further weight reduction. Titanium seat post,
carbon saddle, titanium...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,064
Posted By Bigbus

I rode through a termite cloud with a bandanna...

I rode through a termite cloud with a bandanna over my face and my glasses kept fogging up. But otherwise it's a good idea and cowboys have been doing it forever, as well as road bandits.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,353
Posted By ingo

One thing I have done is to stretch new tubeless...

One thing I have done is to stretch new tubeless tires on an alloy wheel before installing on a carbon rim if the tire is tight. A few days on a non tubeless rim inflated using a tube (so you don't...
04-24-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By dsaul

I can't tell you any exact details about the...

I can't tell you any exact details about the bike, but the pictures show me an inexpensive department store level bike. The frame material is probably hi-tensile steel, based on the cheap stamped...
04-24-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By TiHabanero

10 year old bike. A new Cannondale Caad Optimo...

10 year old bike. A new Cannondale Caad Optimo 105 11 speed is 1300. The Caad 13 105 is 1800. So for 50 to 600 bucks more a new out of the box 105 bike can be had. It has a warranty, up to date...
04-22-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,239
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

I have to admit, youíre an engaging...

I have to admit, youíre an engaging conversationalist. :) Now then, how do you suppose the car got up over the wall in such a way that it didnít end up on its roof? Thatís an interesting aspect to...
04-21-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,239
Posted By freeranger

Hey, I take off-fence to that!

Hey, I take off-fence to that!
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