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07-16-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 427
Posted By LawSchweiin

I did not mean to be contentious. Perhaps my...

I did not mean to be contentious. Perhaps my language was off, for which I apologize. I did not mean to offend. I was hoping for more of a discussion about saddle bag alternatives than the validity...
07-14-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,830
Posted By hcgaloi

I buy either profile design or sram bar tape from...

I buy either profile design or sram bar tape from Amazon for around $15 Then watch GCN video on YouTube for how to

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iekC7HnG4o

Good luck
07-13-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 791
Posted By Jon T

I'm 64 yo. All I have ever used is DT friction...

I'm 64 yo. All I have ever used is DT friction shifting. After awile it becomes like playing the trombone--you just know where it is.
Jon
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 18,634
Views: 3,684,989
Posted By canklecat

I'm also available to rain on picnics, recite the...

I'm also available to rain on picnics, recite the list of hazardous ingredients in party foods, and spoil the mood at card games.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,008
Posted By JohnDThompson

Thank you for your pedantry. Consider me properly...

Thank you for your pedantry. Consider me properly chastised.
07-10-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By TimothyH

I thought they are the same thing, that Allen was...

I thought they are the same thing, that Allen was a brand of hex.

Is is there a difference?


-Tim-
07-10-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,436
Posted By DiabloScott

For new tires that just need to stretch a bit, it...

For new tires that just need to stretch a bit, it works to mount them without the tube - that way you can use your extra beefy levers and not worry about pinching the innertube. You can also go...
07-10-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,954
Posted By Zorba

Pretty much. Mine go for about 600 miles on this...

Pretty much. Mine go for about 600 miles on this filthy road I used to commute on, then I just change it. You guys are working way too hard, chains are cheap - you're using more in cleaners, lubes...
07-10-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,954
Posted By dennis336

I'm the last person that should be giving advice...

I'm the last person that should be giving advice on cleaning but ......

I just use Pro-Link Chain Lube ... just put a drop or two on each link, let it sit a few minutes then grip a cloth around a...
07-08-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would suggest that you consider NOT going...

I would suggest that you consider NOT going bigger but rather same or smaller, like 46/36/26 or similar. A bigger large ring is very likely going to be too high a gear for a hybrid. I changed the...
07-08-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,483
Posted By Wildwood

Direct sales of high-end bicycles is a viable...

Direct sales of high-end bicycles is a viable business plan, but only for an organization that will support the customer well with technical info, repair issues, warranty, etc. The direct sales...
07-08-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By burnthesheep

Easier to get the needle in.....(ducks and runs)

Easier to get the needle in.....(ducks and runs)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,656
Posted By Athens80

A can of Rema Patch Glue can is good for a few...

A can of Rema Patch Glue can is good for a few years.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/221x350/rema_8oz_patch_glue_c4a1361320a6d16ffe410b36e9e94fb16fca55e4.jpg

Rema 8oz Patch...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,656
Posted By rm -rf

I finally had one permanent patch fail after...

I finally had one permanent patch fail after riding it for months. I usually have patches on both tubes most of the time, and ride them as if they are new, unpatched.

The patch very slowly leaked...
07-05-19, 01:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,614
Posted By 3alarmer

Bicycle chain...

Bicycle chain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_chain#cite_note-Brown-5)
07-02-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,233
Posted By livedarklions

What's the best helmet lube?

What's the best helmet lube?
07-02-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,566
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

Maybe it is debris left behind after removing the...

Maybe it is debris left behind after removing the failed patch, but there seems to be some junk on the tube that would have been under the patch. I'm not saying this is why the patch failed, but...
07-02-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,233
Posted By BobbyG

Kickstands and helmets and clickety clip-ins ...

Kickstands and helmets
and clickety clip-ins
Bright blinking bike lights and warm woolen mittens
Team-colored jerseys and Crane bells that ring
These are a few of my fav'rite bike things...
...
07-01-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By bruce19

I do a Century minus my age. Much more reasonable.

I do a Century minus my age. Much more reasonable.
07-01-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,465
Posted By Korina

I have a similar issue as the OP but for a...

I have a similar issue as the OP but for a different reason; my vintage steel mtb. doesn't have a plate, so the standard Greenfield kickstand doesn't fit. I like my kickstands; I've always had them,...
07-01-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,465
Posted By wobrien

I am new around here and I have not experienced...

I am new around here and I have not experienced my first waving thread - so I guess I have that to look forward to.

This seems like a really good group.
07-01-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 794
Posted By pdlamb

I don't "believe" helmets do much good, and the...

I don't "believe" helmets do much good, and the data behind helmet use is mixed, but it's time to replace this one. Why?

I look at helmets as lawyer repellants. The insurance company's lawyers,...
06-29-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,570
Posted By sch

Formidable McGyvering skills there, not many with...

Formidable McGyvering skills there, not many with the tools and temperament to make such.

Steve H
06-27-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,204
Posted By tyrion

If I tried something like that I know at some...

If I tried something like that I know at some point I'd forget the lock was on the rotor, jump on the bike and try to start off, break both the rotor and the calipers, fall down and break my arm.
06-27-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,648
Posted By dmanthree

This thread reinforces my opinion of road...

This thread reinforces my opinion of road tubeless tires: a solution in search of a problem. I run tubes because of a bad experience with tubeless. First two tires this season were just too delicate...
06-22-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,096
Posted By scotton

A Tale of Two Pumps

I've been using the Topeak Road Morph G for many years, I actually have 3 of them. I've never had an issue with the pump, but based on the size and weight I thought I would try something different...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,153
Posted By Kedosto

Tried to drive into my garage with two bikes...

Tried to drive into my garage with two bikes mounted to the roof rack. Totaled two bikes, the rack, the roof of the car, the bottom of the garage door, the garage door opener and the trim work...
06-20-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,759
Posted By NomarsGirl

Reviving my zombie thread. So I joked about...

Reviving my zombie thread. So I joked about moving my birthday to June and here we are. So I think Saturday will be it. Longest I have ever ridden so far is 37 miles. Think I can do 52?
06-18-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 17,727
Posted By OBoile

Some cyclists are really good at making us all...

Some cyclists are really good at making us all look bad.
06-15-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By Litespeedlouie

I run mostly Dura 2 salmon pads and tend to...

I run mostly Dura 2 salmon pads and tend to replace them when the individual blocks wear down into one big one. I'm assuming the separate block design is there for a reason, such as water diversion.
06-15-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By fietsbob

I bought 2 pumps 30+ years ago, a Medai for...

I bought 2 pumps 30+ years ago, a Medai for schrader , & a Silca Track Pump for Presta..

both use Leather cups, which get boot grease occasionally , to keep the leather soft..


[ I have a...
06-14-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,851
Posted By masi61

I run a 3 x 9 Dura Ace 7700/7703 shifter setup...

I run a 3 x 9 Dura Ace 7700/7703 shifter setup with an Ultegra 6603 crankset & front derailleur and an Ultegra 6500 GS mid-cage rear derailleur.

I like the system a lot. Once set up properly, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 988
Posted By f4rrest

http://i.imgur.com/I2az2uE.jpg ...

http://i.imgur.com/I2az2uE.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/eT3CWOK.jpg
06-12-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,851
Posted By cyccommute

The XT probably won’t play well with an STI...

The XT probably won’t play well with an STI shifter. The pull ratios are different. You may be able to get it to work but it probably won’t work very well. For 9 speed and below, a rear derailer...
06-12-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,851
Posted By Bandera

Sure they have, it's where they sit and drink...

Sure they have, it's where they sit and drink warm draft PBR from happy hour priced pitchers while texting to the person on the next bar stool.

-Bandera
06-12-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 12,340
Posted By MEversbergII

My local police force has bikes. According to one...

My local police force has bikes. According to one of the officers I'd asked a while back, the point of bikes isn't really top speed pursuit. Some stuff I remember him saying:

1) A PR thing -...
06-12-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 12,340
Posted By livedarklions

At this point, I think we're beating a dead bike....

At this point, I think we're beating a dead bike.

Silly thread from a low information OP.
06-12-19, 02:13 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 12,340
Posted By Trevtassie

See crime going down on other side of park. ...

See crime going down on other side of park. Bunny hops curb, gets pinch flat... fixes pinch flat, gets stuck in soft grass.
06-11-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,851
Posted By jlaw

I have Shimano Sora brifters (circa 2015 with the...

I have Shimano Sora brifters (circa 2015 with the red position indicator) and a triple crank. The bike started life with a 50-39-30 road crank and all worked fine. I changed the crank to a Deore...
06-11-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,851
Posted By Bandera

If Sheldon Brown used it then it is properly part...

If Sheldon Brown used it then it is properly part of the cycling lexicon except apparently for the Period Correct Grammar Police, an utterly irrelevant coterie of snobs and dilettantes much given to...
06-11-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,851
Posted By Nermal

When I hear percentages like that, I try to...

When I hear percentages like that, I try to remember that numbers like that are made up on the spot, 87.5% of the time.
06-11-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,851
Posted By ksryder

The only people who care whether you call them...

The only people who care whether you call them brifters or STIs or whatever are too busy saying incorrect things on BF to ever ride their bikes.
06-10-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By Retro Grouch

I always tell people to shop for a shop before...

I always tell people to shop for a shop before shopping for a bike. If you have warranty issues, which shop do you want to work through? If you have questions regarding fit or accessories or...
06-10-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By DHPflaumer

I typed the larger paragraph first, but I do want...

I typed the larger paragraph first, but I do want to add a bit of a disclaimer up front. Bike shops deal with... LOTS of really bad customers on a regular basis. People who want ebay prices, people...
06-09-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,542
Posted By HTupolev

Depends on the ride, but there have been times...

Depends on the ride, but there have been times where I wanted a lot more than that.

The 305% range on my 70s Fuji was mostly adequate for yesterday's ride, since even though it was very long, it...
06-08-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,542
Posted By cyccommute

You may not need more but there are those of us...

You may not need more but there are those of us who not only wan’t more range but use it. I could probably struggle up hill in a 36” gear (42/32) but I like my knees and would like to keep them. ...
06-08-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By dedhed

Stainless and grease are cheap insurance for down...

Stainless and grease are cheap insurance for down the road.

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/675657-braze-rear-rack-broke-fixable.html
06-08-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By base2

FWIW: It's good practice to grease every nut,...

FWIW: It's good practice to grease every nut, every bolt, every threaded everything, every time.

Stainless fasteners are a bit pricier than not, but at a $ or 2, at a time it's a managable...
06-08-19, 01:36 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,542
Posted By Camilo

About the only personal knowledge I have is my...

About the only personal knowledge I have is my wife who is certainly not a bike nerd and just gets on the bike and rides. Now, I'm her mechanic so that's something (I know how to set them up... but...
06-07-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,838
Posted By UniChris

Er, well, don't store your gatorade powder...

Er, well, don't store your gatorade powder canister in the same pantry storage tub as the curry powder and stuff.

Just sayin'
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