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Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By La Brea Bike

Yeah, guess CC will have to do. It just doesnt...

Yeah, guess CC will have to do. It just doesnt match the level of the Chris king stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,276
Posted By rm -rf

Yes, I'm trying to hang on to my fastest group...

Yes, I'm trying to hang on to my fastest group rides around 18-22 mph, so I'm looking for very close shifts at those speeds. My 14-32 combo cassette is perfect. It's a straight block with climbing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,148
Posted By Hiro11

You can get a Di2 bike for about the same price...

You can get a Di2 bike for about the same price as mechanical DA. I went with hydro Di2 for my bike this year.

Since high school, I've always paid the (small) premium for Ultegra over 105. I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,148
Posted By bruce19

Over the years I've owned a '66 Corvette Coupe,...

Over the years I've owned a '66 Corvette Coupe, Lotus Elan, an Audi, several BMWs and lots more. I love my Fiesta ST and for $22K new.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,439
Posted By Kapusta

Having used ultegra levers with Teckro and...

Having used ultegra levers with Teckro and ultegra calipers, 105 levers with 105 and Teckro calipers and now 105 levers and BB7 mech brakes (which are not the best road mechs out there)..... I like...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,148
Posted By aliasfox

Ultegra, and skip the 2nd donut. 105, and skip...

Ultegra, and skip the 2nd donut.
105, and skip the first donut.

I like donuts, but my budget (weight and wallet) won't allow me both Dura-ace *and* three donuts at the same time, so Ultegra it is.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,148
Posted By sdmc530

Ultegra is good stuff for the price! 105 is...

Ultegra is good stuff for the price! 105 is awesome value that works. DA is just too damn much cash IMO
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,656
Posted By aplcr0331

There are two types of people; Those who...

There are two types of people;

Those who love and swear by the Garmin Varia Rear Radar Taillight. And those who’ve never used it.

Particularly for rural type riding (which is 97% of what I do...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,060
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No pride at all. I run a low gear of 26 X 30 on...

No pride at all. I run a low gear of 26 X 30 on my single and 26 X 40 on our tandem. The time we walked the tandem, we had a 26 X 34. We were in MTB shoes but stiff soles, still not that great for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,614
Posted By Princess_Allez

That's me! :lol:

That's me! :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,939
Posted By fuji_owner

I have a Seven Axiom SL titanium bike: ...

I have a Seven Axiom SL titanium bike:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20190428_151047_36a7c0abc2d1f65b51ae997ca0b86f3210e937e3.jpg

It's the most beautiful...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,939
Posted By noglider

It's not a troll thread. I learned a few things....

It's not a troll thread. I learned a few things. Thanks, folks.
08-23-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 144,059
Posted By jppe

The GRX FD and adapter mount arrived today. I had...

The GRX FD and adapter mount arrived today. I had a few extra minutes and removed the R8000 FD and installed the new stuff. I followed the installation instructions srep by step and it all works very...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,939
Posted By MyTi

Carbon is similar to plastic. Metal is nice. My...

Carbon is similar to plastic. Metal is nice. My madone that I sold felt like plastic. Ordering a lynskey soon once I make up my mind
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,939
Posted By Menel

I got mine about 9 years ago, I must have been...

I got mine about 9 years ago, I must have been 27. My wife has a carbon bike from the same timeframe... they look very different. My Lynskey still looks new... the paint on hers... not so much.

Ti...
08-21-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,008
Posted By seedsbelize

Just my 2 cents. I always remove the rd when...

Just my 2 cents. I always remove the rd when traveling.
Have a great trip.
08-20-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,008
Posted By Last ride 76

:thumb:Family... best reason in the world. and...

:thumb:Family... best reason in the world. and as a guy used to ride farmland roads, I miss it. Ocean vistas are cool, but so is countryside, tractor tread divots of manure and all.
08-20-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,008
Posted By Last ride 76

Sheesh, I thought nobody was gonna ask.:D

Sheesh, I thought nobody was gonna ask.:D
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,939
Posted By 79pmooney

I just rode a century (plus 8 miles there and 8...

I just rode a century (plus 8 miles there and 8 back) Sunday on my ti fix gear. Had 4 cogs, chainwhip and Pedros Trixie tool so I could run 43 by 13, 16, 17 or 23. Not a light bike. Steel fork,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,939
Posted By venturi95

If all you care about is going fast, then carbon...

If all you care about is going fast, then carbon has won the day. I have just now got almost a season on a full carbon bike (2019 Salsa Beargrease Deore), although I will admit to being very...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,852
Posted By alcjphil

How old is your current chain? Unless it is...

How old is your current chain? Unless it is almost new it is never a good idea to install a new cassette without changing the chain as well
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,939
Posted By indyfabz

We are a special breed. And there are enough...

We are a special breed. And there are enough offerings on the market if you know where to look.
08-13-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,008
Posted By atwl77

Nice. Good idea on that cardboard tubing there. ...

Nice. Good idea on that cardboard tubing there.

I'm also packed up, my bike in a hard case (Topeak Pakgo X), flying to France later today.
08-13-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,169
Posted By TiHabanero

Hypno Toad, yes, "cager" comes from my time...

Hypno Toad, yes, "cager" comes from my time riding motorcycles, and is derogatory as people lose half their IQ when they climb in behind the wheel. Cagers are dangerous, never trust them, even when...
08-12-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,169
Posted By woodcraft

I disagree with the thought that there is no...

I disagree with the thought that there is no effect without rigorous enforcement.

It takes a while for behaviors to change, but over time, they do.

Maybe you used to throw trash out the car...
08-09-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,336
Posted By FiftySix

Find a friend with a 6" angle grinder. :D

Find a friend with a 6" angle grinder. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,483
Posted By Dean V

Get the long cage derailleur and bigger cassette...

Get the long cage derailleur and bigger cassette and be done with it.
Then you will have the gears and the option to use them.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,483
Posted By canklecat

At 5'11" and 150 lbs I may look like a climber,...

At 5'11" and 150 lbs I may look like a climber, but looks can be deceiving. Losing 10-15 lbs since last year makes climbing easier, but that hasn't translated to faster.

I don't work very hard at...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,184
Posted By znomit

Those things weigh like half a gram, of course...

Those things weigh like half a gram, of course I'm gonna cut them off!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,184
Posted By NoWhammies

Cut. I don't like the extra weight.

Cut. I don't like the extra weight.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,491
Posted By znomit

Sorry for mixing that up, no put the 25 up front....

Sorry for mixing that up, no put the 25 up front. There are benefits to going both ways though, so the correct answer is of course "it depends".

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tires.html#mixing
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,697
Posted By Steve B.

There's a saying in the entertainment business...

There's a saying in the entertainment business that a $50,000 wireless microphone is almost as good as a microphone with a wire.

I feel the same way about shifting systems.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,697
Posted By popeye

Oh great more batteries. No thanks.

Oh great more batteries. No thanks.
07-17-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,359
Posted By itskohler

When I bought my Topstone I knew off the bat I...

When I bought my Topstone I knew off the bat I wanted to 1x and loved the green that comes on the Sora tier. 400 bucks on wheels, 300 bucks on group, 50 for odds and ends. I have a 1x Rival group for...
07-17-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,359
Posted By csrpenfab

Get the 105 and don't look back. I have the new...

Get the 105 and don't look back. I have the new 105 7000 series stuff on both my Giant SLR2 gravel bike and Trek FX6S flat bar road bike and it's great. Shifts just as well if not better than prior...
07-17-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,359
Posted By Koyote

Get the nicer bike and start riding. If any of...

Get the nicer bike and start riding. If any of the components are lacking, replace them later.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 706,840
Posted By cat0020

My Tres Amigos: https://i.imgur.com/GtqZ0cU.jpg

My Tres Amigos:
https://i.imgur.com/GtqZ0cU.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,652
Posted By BillyD

Some of you folks might find it useful to back...

Some of you folks might find it useful to back off of the constant attack mode. This is why we can't have nice things.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,652
Posted By 2manybikes

:) Loud pipes save lives.

:)

Loud pipes save lives.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 706,840
Posted By cat0020

Sometimes new B/B & crankset can throw off the...

Sometimes new B/B & crankset can throw off the pedal placement, using B/B spacers to move the spindle towards direction that you have chainstay rub can remedy that effect.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 01:34 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,652
Posted By MyTi

I've seen threads with cracked ti frames from...

I've seen threads with cracked ti frames from poor welds. My bike has none of that thankfully. Any material can fail especially steel, aluminum, or Ti that wasn't welded right. Seeing that I got my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,652
Posted By Rides4Beer

Geez, what happened? Looks like the front welds...

Geez, what happened? Looks like the front welds failed, but no damage to the wheel/fork? What was the impact/crash scenario?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,652
Posted By znomit

I vote for getting a disc front fork and keeping...

I vote for getting a disc front fork and keeping the frame standard. The fredlyness of mixed brakes is well deserved, and you can rage on both sides of the disc vs rim threads at your leisure.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,697
Posted By TimothyH

With or without Di2, Shimano would not have...

With or without Di2, Shimano would not have released GRX 11 speed if 12 speed were imminent,


-Tim-
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,697
Posted By datlas

My big wish is for wireless Di2. I know Shimano...

My big wish is for wireless Di2. I know Shimano has patents on wireless electronic shifters but they are SAYING there is no demand from the pro riders or mechanics to pitch the wired Di2 setup so...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,697
Posted By Badger6

I'm glad you put behind in quotes...because,...

I'm glad you put behind in quotes...because, based on market share, and continued dominance, I'd not characterize them as behind. Definitely not bleeding edge, either.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,697
Posted By DaveSSS

Think 12 speed. Campy had it first, for road...

Think 12 speed. Campy had it first, for road bikes, sram has it, so shimano can't wait 4 years like they did with 10 and 11 speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,060
Posted By big john

I'm 65 and 210#. I've done sections of 15% with a...

I'm 65 and 210#. I've done sections of 15% with a 34x29 low gear but for trips to the Eastern Sierra I used a triple with 30x30. Some of my friends also used a 1 to 1 type gear such as 34x34, which...
05-29-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,347
Posted By Lanceoldstrong

50th Davis Double Ride Report (Belated)

Cccorlew asked me to write an old school Bike Forums ride report, anybody remember that custom?
So, here it is...

Lance Oldstrong's 50th Davis Double Ride Report.

I wanted this 50th Davis...
08-17-18, 10:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,122
Posted By Ronsonic

I'm supposing they do. Plastic outgasses and gets...

I'm supposing they do. Plastic outgasses and gets brittle over time, the glue holding the velcro that holds the pads goes south. I'm sure the manufacturers will tell you that only a fresh helmet is...
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