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Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By cubewheels

sometimes theres nothing wrong with the FD, just...

sometimes theres nothing wrong with the FD, just stiff spring or as others have said already - limiter screws and cable not adjusted properly.

Even the angle and vertical height of FD has...
03-06-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By cubewheels

try the cheaper option first - stem. BUT,...

try the cheaper option first - stem.

BUT, there's a possibility that moving back the saddle is the better, more comfortable option based on my experience if you're not having any discomfort on...
03-05-21, 02:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By cubewheels

The Jockey wheels are the two tiny wheels...

The Jockey wheels are the two tiny wheels dangling beneath the rear derailleur.

Still hard to tell from that picture. Although at first glance there seems to be no problem with the rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 02:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By cubewheels

My road bike only costs $250 brand new. But to...

My road bike only costs $250 brand new. But to me that's quite expensive to replace!

Then there's lack of health insurance. And it's probably wise to keep safe even if you have all the money to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,434
Posted By cubewheels

I only considered bullhorn as cheap $10...

I only considered bullhorn as cheap $10 alternative option for narrow 380mm handlebar upgrade, not for weight reduction. I have 38 lbs road bike and 50 grams less weight will not a make a difference...
03-04-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By cubewheels

Looks like the chain is rubbing the front...

Looks like the chain is rubbing the front derailleur (FD) in your picture.

You definitely need to adjust / fine tune your FD. The reply above mine have link to FD tuning.

The rear derailleur...
03-03-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By cubewheels

Get a hammer and pound it -- UPWARDS at the back...

Get a hammer and pound it -- UPWARDS at the back of the seatpost head while holding on the frame. Don't worry about damaging the seatpost, it's replaceable.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,434
Posted By cubewheels

I canceled the order. I ended up not liking...

I canceled the order.

I ended up not liking the TT / track bike look for a bike that is never going to be used in the track nor for TT. I'll just keep using the 420mm wide dropbar until I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,434
Posted By cubewheels

With all the talk about the everesting bike, I...

With all the talk about the everesting bike, I ended up ordering the bullhorn! It only costed me $8.40 + shipping so what the heck?!:roflmao2:

I'm going to set it up to look like the handlebar on...
03-02-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By cubewheels

The "French Fit" I know, probably too late to...

The "French Fit" I know, probably too late to contribute to the thread
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,434
Posted By cubewheels

That's the thing, I never move my saddle fore and...

That's the thing, I never move my saddle fore and aft even if I'm doing tweaks on the handlebar that modifies reach.

Not sure why I said that, probably because I'm doing it to my bike, not with...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,434
Posted By cubewheels

Definitely a mistake I cannot take back. ...

Definitely a mistake I cannot take back.

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,434
Posted By cubewheels

You're right, my bad. Can't believe I said...

You're right, my bad. Can't believe I said that.:foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,434
Posted By cubewheels

I've decided to just wait for the shops to...

I've decided to just wait for the shops to re-stock their 380mm wide dropbars for that reason (as others pointed out as well).

If 380's were in stock that was certainly my first priority. I've...
03-02-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By cubewheels

I do 18 hr work shifts everyday with only few...

I do 18 hr work shifts everyday with only few hours off during weekends. The only way I can get stronger is do reps in front of my computer, lol!

Mostly core and glute strength workout with...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,376
Posted By cubewheels

My max power used to come at 180 rpm (sitted) ...

My max power used to come at 180 rpm (sitted)

But after strength training with weights + sprint technique training, my max power is now coming right around 95 rpm out of the saddle.

I haven't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,434
Posted By cubewheels

I agree on all counts. Drops is safer but with...

I agree on all counts. Drops is safer but with the type of riding I do and the worst I could possibly encounter in group rides, the hoods is more than safe enough for me and I see most riders in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,434
Posted By cubewheels

Based on the replies, I have decided to just wait...

Based on the replies, I have decided to just wait for the cheap 380mm wide drop bar to re-stock in our LBS and regional online stores! Thanks everyone!

Probably a long wait....hope not!!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,434
Posted By cubewheels

I did with the drops before, including emergency...

I did with the drops before, including emergency braking from 60 kph where my rear wheel have started to get off the ground.

I simply found I can have the same braking performance and safety on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,434
Posted By cubewheels

I used to be on the drops most of the time...

I used to be on the drops most of the time because I did use the brakes a lot riding in busy city traffic most of the time.

Until I angled my hoods inwards, made it way more comfortable and also...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,434
Posted By cubewheels

My bike came with 420mm wide dropbar which I've...

My bike came with 420mm wide dropbar which I've always felt too wide for me.

I used to ride in the drops most of the time until I learned from another thread you can angle the hoods inwards which...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,434
Posted By cubewheels

I've seen groups descend on the hoods especially...

I've seen groups descend on the hoods especially on long descents, most probably numb hands.

We got very bumpy roads everwhere so riders are probably used to gripping the handlebar real good at...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,434
Posted By cubewheels

Bullhorn+STI okay for group rides?

I was contemplating on buying a bullhorn for my road bike for mainly two reasons - can't find 380mm wide dropbar with long reach within my budget and I don't really use the drops anyway.

However,...
03-01-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,406
Posted By cubewheels

My recollection was wrong and the aero bike was...

My recollection was wrong and the aero bike was actually $1,100 with partial 105 set (STI, RD and FD only). Not "too good to be true":D
03-01-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,343
Posted By cubewheels

I curl up into an aero tuck, coast, and move over...

I curl up into an aero tuck, coast, and move over to the very edge of the road when I'm giving up the front position! They'll be forced to pass me and move to the front

I do aero tuck and coast...
03-01-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,343
Posted By cubewheels

Correct. I think the distraction offered by a...

Correct. I think the distraction offered by a group takes your mind off the effort and lets you push harder.

Ironically, I still prefer to head out solo (don't like planned stops with groups,...
03-01-21, 04:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,954
Posted By cubewheels

Asymmetric problems is often caused by the saddle...

Asymmetric problems is often caused by the saddle height being too high.

Another issue, common with ISM saddles is incorrect fore and aft adjustment. If memory serves me correctly, ISM saddle...
02-28-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,343
Posted By cubewheels

While I prefer solo rides and very rarely head...

While I prefer solo rides and very rarely head out with a group, I usually bunch up with fast groups along my route. I don't get close, at least 10 ft behind the back or I go to the front.
02-28-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,406
Posted By cubewheels

Cool name, lol! I forgot about "Battle" brand....

Cool name, lol! I forgot about "Battle" brand. One of their road models are selling for $600 with 105 groupset brand new.

They tend to be quite well specced for the price and they don't use fake...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By cubewheels

Now I'm really scared to be hitting 30 mph! My...

Now I'm really scared to be hitting 30 mph! My fastest wipeout was around 12 mph too that was way way back as a kid. I only suffered scratches, no broken bones, but my steel road bike bent the...
02-26-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,406
Posted By cubewheels

I always bought cheap bikes only <$300 in the...

I always bought cheap bikes only <$300 in the Asian market.
Definitely ignore "Begasso" brand. Horrendously overpriced for the dirt cheap build. They love building stuff with lots of parts you...
02-26-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By cubewheels

I sit with the "pubic rami" so the saddle I use...

I sit with the "pubic rami" so the saddle I use is too narrow for my sitbones. I use TT saddle for road use. I ride very low, nearly horizontal back and TT saddle is most comfortable to use in that...
02-26-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,954
Posted By cubewheels

I'm using the ISM PN1.1 similar in shape to...

I'm using the ISM PN1.1 similar in shape to Adamo with thin, unpadded shorts. I also thought it felt too wide at the nose at first. I had minor chafing for a few days and general discomfort using...
02-26-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By cubewheels

I suspect the OP is not seated properly in the...

I suspect the OP is not seated properly in the bike in the picture with one foot on the ground

I think he should take another picture with both feet on the pedals assuming his natural riding...
02-26-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By cubewheels

Rollback the change. I also noticed your ISM...

Rollback the change.

I also noticed your ISM saddle is installed incorrectly. Excessive forward position and you do looked cramped in your picture.

Here's correct way to setup ISM saddle.
...
02-25-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,607
Posted By cubewheels

Pointing your toes down in the power stroke will...

Pointing your toes down in the power stroke will definitely push you forward. It's only useful when climbing up a mountain. But in the flats and downhills, you'll suffer. Avoid pointing your toes...
02-24-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,914
Posted By cubewheels

I'd give up biking for a lot less than 1bil...

I'd give up biking for a lot less than 1bil :roflmao2:
Forum: Fatbikes
02-23-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By cubewheels

That's exactly where I feel it in the inner knee...

That's exactly where I feel it in the inner knee and in my thighs just below the glutes.

Glad you could adapt and it's only temporary. Thanks everyone for sharing your experience!:)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By cubewheels

I'm nowhwere near 30 mph in slippery turns. No...

I'm nowhwere near 30 mph in slippery turns. No more wipeouts for me, unless I'm getting paid for it!
Forum: Fatbikes
02-23-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By cubewheels

Has anyone had issues with "Q-factor" of fatbikes?

Thinking of buying a fatbike soon as the better quality cheap models (fully rigid 1x9 setup) are finally appearing in LBS.

Problem is the Q-factor of fatbikes that are much bigger than road bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By cubewheels

I never had pinch flat on the rear tire even if...

I never had pinch flat on the rear tire even if the front tire is only slightly less psi than rear. Pinch flat on the front, very scary experience. Getting flat on the back is of much less danger,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By cubewheels

It should be the opposite in poor road...

It should be the opposite in poor road conditions. Not for improving traction but for safety. Skinny tires have higher chance of pinch flat. If you're going to pinch flat, better that happen in...
02-22-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 840
Posted By cubewheels

It could affect handling if there's too little...

It could affect handling if there's too little weight over the front wheel

I also agree with franswa , something could be lose on the front wheel, brake, fork, headset, stem, etc. Something you...
02-22-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,265
Posted By cubewheels

Remove the glass and superglue the cut . A good...

Remove the glass and superglue the cut . A good samaritan from our forums (forgot his name) gave me that advice and really worked.

In the past, I simply removed the glass but did not superglue....
02-22-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 840
Posted By cubewheels

Either your handlebar looks tilted up excessively...

Either your handlebar looks tilted up excessively or tire pressure is incorrect or both.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By cubewheels

Many commuters and recreational riders here do...

Many commuters and recreational riders here do ride fully rigid fat bikes on the road!

The spilled cement problem on hill roads is endemic in and the outskirts of the city Ironically, they came...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By cubewheels

In that poor country of his, the uphill side of...

In that poor country of his, the uphill side of the road is badly messed up with cement spilling from cement trucks which by now has become a permanent feature of the road and never gets repaired.
...
02-22-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By cubewheels

I never use spray on grease.

I never use spray on grease.
02-22-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By cubewheels

On the tube container of my Lithium compex EP...

On the tube container of my Lithium compex EP grease, there's a writing that says the grease is ideal for lubricating disk brake components of automobiles, especially, the front wheel bearings where...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By cubewheels

Can your bike fit 32mm?? I know how bad your...

Can your bike fit 32mm?? I know how bad your roads are and a wider tire will actually be faster if your routes have plenty of bumpy sections.

You'll have better traction on bumpy roads with wider...
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